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Table 1 Characteristics of The Study Sample

From: An instrument based on protection motivation theory to predict Chinese adolescents’ intention to engage in protective behaviors against schistosomiasis

Variables Male Female Total
Total, n (%) 1138 (50.85) 1100 (49.15) 2238 (100.00)
Chronological Age
 Mean (SD) 13.22 (1.12) 13.03 (1.07) 13.13 (1.10)
School grade, n (%)
 Grade 7 359 (31.55) 339 (30.82) 698 (31.19)
 Grade 8 415 (36.46) 410 (37.27) 825 (36.86)
 Grade 9 364 (31.99) 351 (31.91) 715 (31.95)
If single child, n (%)
 Yes 702 (61.69) 500 (45.45) 1202 (53.71)
 No 436 (38.31) 600 (54.55) 1036 (46.29)
Father’s education
 Primary or less 160 (14.06) 160 (14.55) 320 (14.30)
 Middle school 742 (65.20) 719 (65.36) 1461 (65.28)
 High school or more 236 (20.74) 221 (20.09) 457 (20.42)
Mother’s education
 Primary or less 223 (19.60) 241 (21.91) 464 (20.73)
 Middle school 705 (61.95) 672 (61.09) 1377 (61.53)
 High school or more 210 (18.45) 187 (17.00) 397 (17.74)