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Table 2 Gender-specific for comparison of demographic characteristics between HTs and controls (N = 3990)

From: Gender differences in the prevalence and impact factors of hysterical tendencies in adolescents from three eastern Chinese provinces

Variables Males Females
HTs (n = 614) Controls (n = 1228) P valuea mOR (95%CI) HTs (n = 715) Controls (n = 1433) P valuea mOR (95%CI)
Family income
 Below middle level 121 (19.7) 220 (17.9) 0.351 1.12 (0.87–1.45) 115 (16.1) 188 (13.1) 0.063 1.27 (0.98–1.64)
 Middle level and above 493 (80.3) 1008 (82.1)    600 (83.9) 1245 (86.9)   
Education level of father
 High school and below 521 (84.9) 1065 (86.7) 0.273 0.86 (0.65–1.14) 602 (84.2) 1153 (80.5) 0.035 1.29 (1.01–1.66)
 College degree and above 93 (15.1) 163 (13.3)    113 (15.8) 280 (19.5)   
Education level of mother
 High school and below 548 (89.3) 1116 (89.3) 0.265 0.83 (0.60–1.17) 644 (90.1) 1276 (89.0) 0.467 1.12 (0.82–1.52)
 College degree and above 66 (10.7) 112 (10.7)    71 (9.9) 157 (11.0)   
School administration model
 Fully-closed 187 (30.5) 440 (35.8) 0.013 NA 205 (28.7) 425 (29.7) 0.002 NA
 Semi-closed 311 (50.6) 611 (49.8)    378 (52.9) 824 (57.5)   
 Open 116 (18.9) 177 (14.4)    132 (18.4) 184 (12.8)   
Father’s occupation
 Peasants, no professions 115 (18.7) 221 (18.0) 0.701 1.05 (0.81–1.36) 174 (24.3) 321 (22.4) 0.316 1.11 (0.90–1.38)
 Other 499 (81.3) 1007 (82.0)    541 (75.7) 1112 (77.6)   
Mother’s occupation
 Peasants, no professions 185 (30.3) 375 (30.5) 0.858 0.98 (0.79–1.22) 244 (34.1) 498 (34.8) 0.765 0.97 (0.80–1.18)
 Other 429 (69.7) 853 (69.5)    471 (65.9) 934 (65.2)   
Recent environment pollution
 Yes 267 (43.5) 470 (38.3) 0.031 1.24 (1.01–1.52) 245 (34.3) 480 (33.5) 0.722 1.03 (0.85–1.26)
 No 347 (56.5) 758 (61.7)    470 (65.7) 953 (66.5)   
Superstitious beliefs in life
 Yes 134 (21.8) 175 (14.3) < 0.001 1.68 (1.30–2.17) 108 (15.1) 194 (13.5) 0.325 1.14 (0.87–1.48)
 No 480 (78.2) 1053 (85.7)    607 (84.9) 1239 (66.5)   
Boarding school
 Yes 149 (24.3) 314 (25.6) 0.543 0.93 (0.74–1.17) 221 (30.9) 371 (25.9) 0.014 1.28 (1.04–1.57)
 No 465 (75.7) 914 (74.4)    494 (69.1) 1062 (74.1)   
Class staff
 Yes 244 (39.7) 524 (42.7) 0.229 0.89 (0.72–1.08) 386 (54.0) 820 (57.2) 0.154 0.88 (0.73–1.05)
 No 370 (60.3) 704 (57.3)    329 (46.0) 613 (42.8)   
Family medical history
 Yes 40 (6.5) 27 (2.2) < 0.001 3.10 (1.83–5.31) 43 (6.0) 25 (1.7) < 0.001 3.60 (2.13–6.21)
 No 574 (93.5) 1201 (97.8)    672 (94.0) 1408 (98.3)   
Number of family members
 > 5 271 (44.1) 555 (45.2) 0.667 0.96 (0.78–1.17) 303 (42.4) 654 (31.7) 0.152 0.88 (0.73–1.05)
 ≤ 5 343 (55.9) 673 (54.8)    412 (57.6) 779 (68.3)   
Class size
 > 45 353 (57.5) 597 (48.6) < 0.001 1.43 (1.17–1.75) 369 (51.6) 642 (44.8) 0.003 1.31 (1.09–1.58)
 ≤ 45 261 (42.5) 631 (51.4)    346 (48.4) 791 (55.2)   
Left-behind adolescents
 Yes 154 (25.1) 265 (21.6) 0.091 1.22 (0.96–1.54) 215 (30.1) 316 (22.1) < 0.001 1.52 (1.23–1.87)
 No 460 (74.9) 963 (78.4)    500 (69.9) 1117 (77.9)   
Somatotype
 Ineligible 389 (63.4) 699 (56.9) 0.008 1.31 (1.07–1.61) 383 (53.6) 710 (49.5) 0.079 1.17 (0.98–1.41)
 Eligible 225 (36.6) 529 (43.1)    332 (46.4) 723 (50.5)   
  1. Data expressed as n (%). Bold values are those that reach statistical significance (P < 0.05)
  2. HTs hysterical tendencies, mOR matched odds ratios, CI confidence interval, NA not available
  3. aPearson chi-square test