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Table 1 Child demographics by group status at baseline (T0)

From: Short-term effects of the “Together at School” intervention program on children’s socio-emotional skills: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Demographic characteristic Intervention Control p-valuea Total
n (%) n (%) n (%)
N 2036 1668   3704
Gender     
 Girls 1020 (50.1) 884 (53.0) 0.08 1904 (51.4)
 Boys 1016 (49.9) 784 (47.0)   1800 (48.6)
School grade     
 1st 720 (35.4) 607 (36.4) <0.001 1327 (35.8)
 2nd 897 (44.1) 570 (34.2)   1467 (39.6)
 3rd 419 (20.6) 491 (29.4)   910 (24.6)
Mother tongueb     
 Finnish 1496 (95.5) 1190 (96.6) 0.13 2686 (96.0)
 Swedish or other 71 (4.5) 42 (3.4)   113 (4.0)
 No information, n 469 436   905
Immigrant backgroundb 84 (5.4) 86 (7.0) 0.08 170 (6.1)
 No information, n 481 442   923
Family typeb     
 Nuclear family 1183 (75.5) 918 (74.8) 0.68 2101 (75.2)
 Single parent 175 (11.2) 148 (12.1)   323 (11.6)
 Blended family 177 (11.3) 143 (11.6)   320 (11.4)
 Other 32 (2.0) 19 (1.5)   51 (1.8)
 No information, n 469 440   909
Highest education of the parentsb     
 University of applied sciences or higher 948 (60.7) 727 (59.2) 0.41 1675 (60.1)
 Less 613 (39.3) 501 (40.8)   1114 (39.9)
 No information, n 475 440   915
Work situation of the parentsb     
 Both parents employed 1070 (68.2) 834 (67.7) 0.78 1904 (68.0)
 At least other unemployed 156 (9.9) 131 (10.6) 0.55 287 (10.2)
 At least other at home 188 (12.0) 148 (12.0) 0.98 336 (12.0)
 At least other studying 112 (7.1) 65 (5.3) 0.04 177 (6.3)
 No information, n 467 436   903
  1. aDifferences between intervention and control group tested using chi-square test
  2. bReported by the parents