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Table 1 The social-demographic characteristics, SDQ and SITBs of migrant compared to urban children

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Mental health status, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors of migrant children in eastern coastal China in comparison to urban children: a cross-sectional survey

 Migrant children
n = 1858 N (%)
Urban children
n = 2359 N (%)
χ2 or tp value
Gender
 Male966 (55.90)1100 (49.04)18.41< 0.001
 Female762 (44.10)1143 (50.96)  
Age, mean (SD)13.67 (1.52)13.92 (1.30)34.23< 0.001
Family economic status1031.00< 0.001
 Poor566 (31.03)53 (2.26)  
 Fair821 (45.01)711 (30.35)  
 Wealthy437 (23.96)1579 (67.39)  
Parents’ education level576.80< 0.001
 Illiteracy or primary school319 (17.68)89 (3.90)  
 Middle school1100 (60.98)975 (42.71)  
 High school329 (18.24)754 (33.03)  
 College or above56 (3.10)465 (20.37)  
Are your parents divorced?9.240.003
 Yes79 (4.29)151 (6.45)  
 No1761 (95.71)2189 (93.55)  
Total difficulties, mean (SD)12.28 (5.19)11.12 (5.56)47.84< 0.001
Emotional symptoms, mean (SD)3.09 (2.00)3.03 (2.12)7.400.007
Conduct problems, mean (SD)2.43 (1.63)2.18 (1.60)4.430.035
Hyperactivity, mean (SD)3.92 (2.16)3.36 (2.20)6.170.013
Peer problems, mean (SD)2.84 (1.60)2.55 (1.65)2.730.098
Prosocial behavior, mean (SD)6.93 (2.02)7.39 (2.10)53.35< 0.001
Internalizing problems, mean (SD)5.93 (2.88)5.58 (3.06)65.81< 0.001
Internalizing problems (> 8)326 (17.55)418 (17.72)0.020.903
Externalizing problems, mean (SD)6.35 (3.30)5.54 (3.30)81.15< 0.001
Externalizing problems (> 10)1796 (96.66)2231 (94.57)10.540.001
Suicidal ideation1.700.200
 Yes492 (26.67)584 (24.89)  
 No1353 (73.33)1762 (75.11)  
Self-injuries behavior4.860.030
 Yes189 (10.47)193 (8.45)  
 No1616 (89.53)2091 (91.55)