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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile of adolescents aged 10–19 years

From: Predictors of deliberate self-harm among adolescents: Answers from a cross-sectional study on India

Variables Adolescent boys Adolescent girls
Sample Percentage Sample Percentage
Age group
 Early adolescents 2084 34.9 1653 17.6
 Late adolescents 3885 65.1 7766 82.5
Current schooling status
 Never attended 190 3.2 639 6.8
 Dropout 1092 18.3 2559 27.2
 Currently attending 4687 78.5 6221 66.1
Working status
 Not working 4377 73.3 7582 80.5
 Working 1592 26.7 1837 19.5
Media exposure
 No exposure 335 5.6 1345 14.3
 Rare 1078 18.1 2539 27.0
 Frequent 4555 76.3 5535 58.8
Internet access
 No 4246 71.1 8673 92.1
 Yes 1723 28.9 746 7.9
Parental abuse
 No 2329 39.0 5885 62.5
 Yes 3480 58.3 3276 34.8
 Parent don't co-reside 160 2.7 258 2.7
Involved in fights
 No 4002 67.0 8011 85.1
 Yes 1967 33.0 1408 15.0
Substance use
 No 4988 83.6 9271 98.4
 Yes 981 16.4 148 1.6
Depressive symptoms
 Minimal/mild 5541 92.8 8105 86.1
 Moderate 255 4.3 621 6.6
 Moderately high/ severe 173 2.9 692 7.4
Caste
 SC/ST 1605 26.9 2241 23.8
 Non-SC/ST 4364 73.1 7178 76.2
Religion
 Hindu 5024 84.2 7234 76.8
 Non-Hindu 945 15.8 2185 23.2
Wealth index
 Poorest 704 11.8 1213 12.9
 Poorer 1193 20.0 1666 17.7
 Middle 1374 23.0 1966 20.9
 Richer 1391 23.3 2315 24.6
 Richest 1308 21.9 2259 24.0
Residence
 Urban 1030 17.3 1625 17.3
 Rural 4939 82.7 7794 82.7
State
 Uttar Pradesh 4069 68.2 6637 70.5
 Bihar 1900 31.8 2782 29.5
 Total 5969 100.0 9419 100.0
  1. SC/ST: Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe