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Table 4 Practie of school health programme and socio-demographic variables of respondents

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

Characteristics of respondents Poor practice of SHP Good practice of SHP Total N = 360 (%) Test statistic value (X2) p value
Age at last birthday
 21–30 15 (8.0) 15 (8.7) 30 (8.3) 12.53 0.006
 31–40 45 (24.1) 67 (38.7) 112 (31.1)   
 41–50 30 (16.0) 31 (17.9) 61 (16.9)   
 >50 97 (51.9) 60 (34.7) 157 (43.6)   
Sex
 Male 46 (24.6) 44 (25.4) 90 (25.0) 0.33 0.855
 Female 141 (75.4) 129 (74.6) 270 (75.0)   
Marital status
 Single 16 (8.6) 20 (11.6) 36 (10.0) 0.971 0.808
 Married 159 (85.0) 143 (82.7) 302 (83.9)   
 Separated/divorced 2 (1.1) 2 (1.2) 4 (1.1)   
 Widowed 10 (5.3) 8 (4.6) 18 (5.0)   
Religion
 Christianity 124(66.3) 104 (60.1) 228 (63.3) 1.485 0.223
 Islam 63 (33.7) 69 (39.9) 132 (36.7)   
Ethnicity
 Igbo 23 (12.3) 27 (15.6) 50 (13.9) 6.320 0.042
 Yoruba 162 (86.6) 137 (79.2) 299 (83.1)   
 Others 2 (1.1) 9 (5.2) 11 (3.1)   
Highest educational qualification
 Masters degree 9 (4.8) 16 (9.2) 25 (6.9) 2.803 0.423
 University degree 101 (54.0) 90 (52.0) 191 (53.1)   
 College of education 68 (36.4) 60 (34.7) 128 (35.6)   
 Teacher’s training school certificate 9 (4.8) 7 (4.0) 16 (4.4)   
Experience of respondents as a head teacher? (years)
 1–5 99 (52.9) 92 (53.2) 191 (53.1)   
 6–10 43 (23.0) 39 (22.5) 82 (22.8) 0.267 0.996
 11–15 19 (10.2) 20 (11.6) 39 (10.8)   
 >15 26 (13.9) 22 (12.7) 48 (13.3)