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Table 2 Percentage distribution of deliberate self-harm among adolescents by background characteristics

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

Background characteristics Adolescent boys Adolescent girls
Deliberate self-harm behavior p < 0.05 Deliberate self-harm behavior p < 0.05
Age group     *
 Early adolescents 5.3   6.1  
 Late adolescents 4.1   2.5  
Current schooling status   *   
 Never attended 6.8   2.9  
 Dropout 4.7   3.2  
 Currently attending 4.4   3.2  
Working status     
 Not working 4.4   3.3  
 Working 4.9   2.6  
Media Exposure     
 No exposure 6.0   3.2  
 Rare 3.7   3.4  
 Frequent 4.6   3.1  
Internet access     *
 No 4.8   3.0  
 Yes 3.9   5.5  
Parental abuse   *   *
 No 2.6   2.5  
 Yes 5.9   4.5  
 Parent don't co-reside 2.4   1.6  
Involved in fights   *   *
 No 2.7   2.3  
 Yes 8.3   8.0  
Substance use   *   *
 No 4.2   3.1  
 Yes 6.1   5.5  
Depressive symptoms   *   *
 Minimal/mild 3.8   2.7  
 Moderate 12.2   5.2  
 Moderately high/ severe 15.1   6.9  
Caste     
 SC/ST 4.1   3.3  
 Non-SC/ST 4.7   3.1  
Religion   *   *
 Hindu 4.3   2.8  
 Non-Hindu 5.9   4.3  
Wealth index     
 Poorest 6.1   2.3  
 Poorer 3.7   3.4  
 Middle 4.2   3.0  
 Richer 4.2   3.3  
 Richest 5.1   3.4  
Residence     *
 Urban 4.7   4.2  
 Rural 4.5   2.9  
State   *   *
 Uttar Pradesh 4.7   3.4  
 Bihar 4.2   2.6  
Total 4.5   3.2  
  1. SC/ST: Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe