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Table 1 Demographics of the two study samples

From: Prevalence of self-harm among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents: a comparison of personal and social adversity with a heterosexual sample in Ghana

VariableAdolescent groupDifference in proportions (95% CI for difference)
LGBT (n = 74)Heterosexual (n = 370)
n (%)n (%)
Adolescent group
 In-school48 (65)305 (82)− 0.17 (− 0.29, − 0.06)
 Street-connected26 (35)65 (18)0.17 (0.06, 0.29)
Sex
 Male29 (39)185 (50)− 0.11 (− 0.23, 0.01)
 Female45 (61)185 (50)0.11 (− 0.01, 0.23)
Age
 13–157 (9)69 (19)− 0.1 (− 0.17, − 0.01)
 16–1736 (49)204 (55)− 0.06 (− 0.19, 0.06)
 18–2131 (42)97 (26)0.16 (0.04, 0.28)
Family structure
 Father has 1 wife38 (51)265 (72)− 0.21 (− 0.32, − 0.08)
 Father has > 1 wife36 (49)105 (28)0.21 (0.08, 0.32)
Sibling size
 ≤ 449 (66)252 (68)− 0.02 (− 0.14, 0.09)
 > 425 (34)118 (32)0.02 (− 0.09, 0.14)
Living arrangement
 One or both parents38 (51)264 (71)− 0.2 (0.23, 0.47)
 Other relation14 (19)61 (17)0.02 (− 0.07, 0.12)
 Alone/with another person22 (30)45 (12)0.18 (0.07, 0.28)
Religious group
 Christian57 (80)319 (87)− 0.07 (− 0.19, 0.01)
 Muslim14 (20)48 (13)0.07 (− 0.03, 0.15)
In romantic relationship
 No30 (40)235 (64)− 0.24 (− 0.35, − 0.11)
 Yes44 (60)135 (36)0.24 (0.11, 0.35)