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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 332)

From: The Child Behaviour Assessment Instrument: development and validation of a measure to screen for externalising child behavioural problems in community setting

Variable Problem behaviour N (%) Normal behaviour N (%) Chi-square p value
Gender    
Female 22 (36.1) 154 (56.8) .003
Male 39 (63.9) 117 (43.2)  
Ethnicity    
Sinhalese 40 (65.6) 171 (63.1) .725
Tamil 10 (16.41) 39 (14.4)  
Other 11 (18.0) 61 (22.51)  
Child going to preschool/school    
Never gone to preschool/school 16 (26.2) 60 (22.1) .788
Going to kinder/preschool 20 (32.8) 95 (35.1)  
Going to primary school 25 (41.0) 116 (42.8)  
Monthly family income (LKR*)    
Less than.5000 24 (39.3) 5 (1.8) .000
5001-10,000 11 (18.0) 36 (13.3)  
10,0001-20000 13 (21.3) 145 (53.5)  
20,001-40,000 6 (9.8) 48 (17.7)  
More than 40,000 7 (11.5) 37 (13.7)  
  1. * Sri Lanka Rupees