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Table 2 Description of schoolchildren’s sample and response rates by grade group and country

From: Lifetime and past-year prevalence of children’s exposure to violence in 9 Balkan countries: the BECAN study

Country Grade group Total
11-year olds 13-year olds 16-year olds
N1 n2 R.R3 N1 n2 R.R3 N1 n2 R.R3 N1 n2 R.R3
Albania 1652 1186 71.79 1667 1204 72.23 1125 937 83.29 4444 3327 74.86
Bulgaria 1241 662 53.34 1105 685 61.99 1273 693 54.44 3619 2040 56.37
B & H 1333 676 50.71 1340 675 50.37 1501 1287 85.74 4174 2638 63.20
Croatia 1744 1223 70.13 1771 1188 67.08 1492 1233 82.64 5007 3644 72.78
Greece 4401 2771 62.96 5072 3438 67.78 5847 4242 72.55 15,320 10,451 68.22
FYROM 2058 670 32.56 2183 791 36.23 1408 1125 79.90 5649 2586 45.78
Romania 3471 1976 56.93 2709 1849 68.25 2190 2130 97.26 8370 5955 71.15
Serbia 2131 908 42.61 2623 1400 53.37 2811 1719 61.15 7565 4027 53.23
Turkey 2913 2500 85.82 3162 2564 81.09 3027 2462 81.33 9102 7526 82.69
Total 20,944 12,572 60.03 21,632 13,794 63.77 20,674 15,828 76.56 63,250 42,194 66.71
  1. 1N: number of children registered to schools that were included in the sample
  2. 2n: number of children who accepted to participate by filling in the ICAST-C questionnaire
  3. 3R.R.: response rate (percentage of the children who accepted to participate, out of the total number of invited school children in the selected school)