Behavioural Neurology / 2014 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Behavioral Disorder amongst Adolescents Attending Secondary School in Southeast Nigeria

Table 5

Associations of social class with adolescent problems.

Number of times you had tobacco (cigarette) in past 3 months
None≤9≥10

Social class
 Upper class 382 (90.5)25 (5.9)15 (3.6)
 Middle class163 (94.8)4 (2.3)5 (2.9)
 Lower class153 (90.0)9 (5.3)8 (4.7)
= 0.367

Number of times you have taken a prescription drug in your life
None1–9≥10

Social class
 Upper class 300 (71.1)79 (18.7)43 (10.2)
 Middle class144 (83.7)20 (11.6)8 (4.7)
 Lower class142 (83.5)14 (8.2)14 (8.2)
= 0.001

Age at first drink of alcohol other than a few sips
None<13≥13

Social class
 Upper class 281 (66.6)62 (14.7)79 (18.7)
 Middle class91 (52.9)30 (17.4)51 (29.7)
 Lower class92 (54.1)24 (14.1)54 (31.8)
= 0.002

Duration of not going to school the past 30 days because of your safety in school or on your way to school
none≤3≥4

Social class
 Upper class 383 (90.8)35 (8.3)4 (0.9)
 Middle class138 (80.2)30 (17.4)4 (2.3)
 Lower class143 (84.1)23 (13.5)4 (2.4)
= 0.008

Importance of finishing high school to you
Very importantImportantNot very important

Social class
 Upper class 375 (88.9)46 (10.9)1 (0.2)
 Middle class165 (95.9)7 (4.1)0 (0.0)
 Lower class146 (85.9)22 (12.9)2 (1.2)
= 0.013

Number of persons you had sexual intercourse with in past 3 months
NoneNot in last 3 months1–3≥4

Social class
 Upper class 361 (85.5)44 (10.4)13 (3.1)4 (0.9)
 Middle class136 (79.1)23 (13.4)11 (6.4)2 (1.2)
 Lower class145 (85.3)19 (11.2)5 (2.9)1 (0.6)
= 0.438

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