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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents’ socio-demographic variables

From: School health services and its practice among public and private primary schools in Western Nigeria

Characteristics Public schools N = 180 (%) Private schools N = 180 (%) Total N = 360 (%) Test statistic value (χ2) p value
Age at last birthday
 21–30 0 (0.0) 30 (16.7) 30 (8.3)   
 31–40 2 (1.1) 110 (61.1) 112 (31.1)   
 41–50 31 (17.2) 30 (16.7) 61 (16.9) 2.250 0.001
 51–60 147 (81.7) 9 (5.0) 156 (43.3)   
 ≥60 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.3)   
Sex
 Male 39 (21.7) 51 (28.3) 90 (25.0) 1.809 0.179
 Female 141 (78.3) 129 (71.7) 270 (75.0)   
Marital status
 Single 5 (2.8) 31 (17.2) 36 (10.0)   
 Married 152 (87.8) 144 (80.0) 302 (83.9) 25.803 0.001
 Separated/divorced 3 (1.7) 1 (0.6) 4 (1.1)   
 Widowed 14 (7.8) 4 (2.2) 18 (5.0)   
Religion
 Christianity 155 (86.1) 158 (87.8) 313 (86.9)   
 Islam 24 (13.3) 20 (11.1) 44 (12.2) 0.966 0.617
 Others 1 (0.6) 2 (1.1) 3 (0.8)   
Ethnicity
 Hausa 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0)   
 Ibo 18 (10.0) 32 (17.8) 50 (13.8) 5.343 0.069
 Yoruba 158 (87.8) 141 (78.3) 299 (83.1)   
 Others 4 (2.2) 7 (3.9) 11 (3.1)   
Highest educational qualification
 Masters degree 8 (4.4) 17 (9.4) 25 (6.9) 7.417 0.060
 University degree 98 (54.4) 93 (51.7) 191 (53.1)   
 Certificate from college of education 69 (38.3) 59 (32.8) 128 (35.6)   
 Teacher’s training school certificate 5 (2.8) 11 (6.1) 16 (4.4)   
How long have you been a head teacher (years)
 1–5 93 (51.7) 98 (54.4) 191 (53.1)   
 6–10 35 (19.4) 47 (26.1) 82 (22.8) 6.804 0.078
 11–15 20 (11.1) 19 (10.6) 39 (10.8)   
 >15 32 (17.8) 16 (8.9) 48 (13.3)