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Table 1 Characteristics of left-behind children (LBC) and non-left-behind children (NLBC)

From: Subjective well-being of left-behind children: a cross-sectional study in a rural area of eastern China

Characteristics of childrenLBC (n = 365)NLBC (n = 721)χ2P
N%N%
Sex
 Female18651.040556.22.450.117
 Male17949.031643.8  
Ethnicity
 Han35898.170097.10.600.439
 Others71.9212.9  
Location
 Village12333.722330.90.730.392
 Town24266.349869.1  
Type of school
 Middle school18149.629841.36.370.012
 High school18450.442358.7  
Boarding student
 Yes28678.458581.11.010.315
 No7921.613618.9  
Having sibling(s)
 Yes9225.216422.80.680.409
 No27374.855777.3  
Parents divorced or passed away
 Yes4311.8446.19.850.002
 No32288.267793.9  
Household income
 Low6918.911916.53.250.197
 Middle27575.357479.6  
 High215.8283.9  
Class leader
 Yes12734.827438.00.940.333
 No23865.244762.0  
Self-evaluation of academic performances
 Bad7420.312417.22.850.583
 Below average5515.111916.5  
 Average12634.526036.1  
 Above average9425.817624.4  
 Good164.4425.8  
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