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Table 3 Comparison of background variables in experimental and control groups

From: Effects of a mental health promotion intervention on mental health of Iranian female adolescents: a school-based study

Variables Experimental group N (%) Control group N (%) p value
Number of family members    
 3 27 (27.8) 21 (15.1) 0.09
 4 54 (55.7) 95 (68.3)
 ≥ 5 16 (16.5) 23 (16.5)
Father’s job    
 Self-employed 62 (64.0) 93 (66.9) 0.40
 Employed 35 (36.1) 46 (33.1)
Mother’s job    
 Homemaker 80 (82.4) 114 (82.0) 0.48
 Employed 17 (17.5) 25 (18.0)
Father’s education level    
 Elementary school 26 (26.8) 30 (21.5) 0.20
 High-school diploma 33 (34.0) 65 (46.8)
 University 38 (39.2) 44 (31.7)
Mother’s education level    
 Elementary school 36 (37.2) 52 (32.4) 0.99
 High-school diploma 46 (47.4) 67 (48.2)
 University 15 (15.5) 20 (14.4)
Economic status    
 Low 25 (25.8) 42 (30.2) 0.72
 Moderate 63 (64.9) 87 (62.6)
 High 9 (9.3) 10 (7.2)
Religious beliefs    
 No belief 9 (9.3) 17 (12.3) 0.45
 Weak 42 (43.3) 60 (43.2)
 Moderate 36 (37.1) 56 (40.3)
 Strong 10 (10.3) 6 (4.3)
  1. Experimental group (n = 148), Control group (n = 141); Chi Squared Test