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Table 2 Characteristics of the children according to the type of hospitalization (children hospitalized alone or with siblings)

From: Does the presence of siblings affect the results produced by a surveillance system of child mistreatment? Comparisons of several commonly-used statistical methods

Variables Total (n = 395) Hospitalized alone (n = 261) Hospitalized in siblings (n = 134) P valueP P valuePRS
Status     0.262 0.404
 Mistreatment 46.1 44.1 50.0   
 At risk of mistreatment 53.9 55.9 50.0   
Gender     0.700 0.696
 Girls 50.9 50.2 52.2   
 Boys 49.1 49.8 47.8   
Age     0.114 0.144
 ≤3 years 46.6 49.4 41.0   
 ≥4 years 53.4 50.6 59.0   
Country of birth     0.243 0.397
 Belgium 78.7 77.0 82.1   
 Other country 21.3 23.0 17.9   
Living environment     0.026 0.111
 Elsewhere 9.9 12.3 5.2   
 Family 90.1 87.7 94.8   
Type of admission     0.192 0.334
 Planned 18.5 20.3 14.9   
 Emergency 81.5 76.7 85.1   
Previous known case files     <0.001 0.001
 No 54.7 62.8 38.8   
 Yes 45.3 37.2 61.2   
  1. The P valueP is the p value from the Pearson’s Chi square test
  2. The P valuePRS is the p value of the Pearson’s Chi square test with the Rao and Scott correction