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Table 2 Child characteristics, 13–17 year olds (n = 569, all districts)

From: Estimating the size of the homeless adolescent population across seven cities in Cambodia

  All Male Female p-value
Sex 100% 64.32% 35.68% <0.0001
 missing = 0 children
Age
 13 years 35.11% 34.63% 35.96% 0.1706
 14 years 22.87% 20.50% 27.09%  
 15 years 21.81% 21.88% 21.67%  
 16 years 10.11% 11.36% 7.88%  
 17 years 10.11% 11.63% 7.39%  
 Missing = 5 children     
mean age, years (SD) 14.37 (1.32) 14.45 (1.37) 14.24 (1.23) 0.0671
 missing = 5 children     
parental status
 both parents alive 79.43% 77.01% 83.74% 0.3102
 only mother alive 14.36% 15.79% 11.82%  
 only father alive 3.72% 4.16% 2.96%  
 both parents deceased 2.13% 2.77% 0.99%  
 don’t know 0.35% 0.28% 0.49%  
 missing = 5 children
current caregiver
 parent 83.66% 79.78% 90.59 0.0048
 family member (not parent) 9.59% 10.53% 7.92  
 acquaintance 1.95% 2.49% 0.99  
 employer 0.53% 0.83% 0.00  
 other 1.24% 1.66% 0.50  
 no adult caregiver 3.02% 4.71% 0.00  
 missing = 6 children     
school attendance
 every day 49.73% 45.83% 56.65% 0.0563
 a few days a week 9.59% 10.00% 8.87%  
 once in a while 3.02% 3.89% 1.48%  
 never attend 37.66% 40.28% 33.00%  
 missing = 6 children     
literacy
 able to read whole sentence 32.19% 27.25% 40.84% 0.0076
 able to read parts of sentence 33.71% 34.13% 32.98%  
 cannot read at all 33.33% 37.43% 26.18%  
 other 0.19% 0.30% 0.00%  
 don’t know 0.57% 0.90% 0.00%  
 missing = 44 children     
work
 works 5 or more days per week and 5 or more hours per day 29.75% 32.33% 25.26% 0.0896
 missing = 48 children     
chores
 does chores 5 or more days per week and 5 or more hours per day 6.60% 5.49% 8.56% 0.1775
 missing = 54 children     
frequency that work/chores interfere with school
 always 8.25% 10.73% 3.89% 0.0361
 sometimes 16.90% 16.40% 17.78%  
 never 68.41% 65.62% 73.33%  
 don’t know 6.44% 7.26% 5.00%  
 missing = 72 children     
frequency that work/chores interfere with sleep
 always 8.00% 9.28% 5.76% 0.0383
 sometimes 23.43% 26.35% 18.32%  
 never 67.05% 62.57% 74.87%  
 don’t know 1.52% 1.80% 1.05%  
 missing = 44 children     
injured in the past 30 days (unable to work/study/do chores)
 yes 13.14% 15.57% 8.90% 0.0910
 missing = 44 children
sick in the past 30 days (unable to work/study/do chores)
 yes 29.14% 29.34% 28.80% 0.9785
 missing = 44 children     
child feels safe where s/he lives
 very safe 44.57% 43.71% 46.07% 0.9225
 somewhat safe 44.19% 44.91% 42.93%  
 not at all safe 10.48% 10.48% 10.47%  
 don’t know 0.76% 0.90% 0.52%  
 missing = 44 children     
child trusts adults with whom s/he has contact
 a lot 48.57% 47.60% 50.26% 0.7620
 somewhat 41.14% 42.51% 38.74%  
 not at all 8.38% 7.78% 9.42%  
 don’t know 1.90% 2.10% 1.57%  
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