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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants (N = 203), May to July 2018, Nsukka, Nigeria

From: Adverse childhood experiences and psychological distress among higher education students in Southeast Nigeria: an institutional-based cross-sectional study

Characteristics N (%)
Age groups
 18–20 years 112 (55.2)
 21–24 years 57 (28.1)
 25 years & Above 34 (16.7)
Gender
 Male 83 (40.9)
 Female 120 (59.1)
Academic Level/Year of Study
 100 Level 59 (29.1)
 200 Level 50 (24.6)
 300 Level 67 (33.0)
 400 Level 27 (13.3)
*Parental Educational Level
 NFE 45 (22.2)
 PRY EDU 37 (18.2)
 SEC EDU 78 (38.4)
 TER EDU 43 (21.2)
Birth Order
 First Child 54 (26.6)
 2nd Child 53 (26.1)
 3rd Child 16 (7.9)
  ≥ 4th Child 38 (18.7)
 Last Child 42 (20.7)
Parental incomea
 Low income 63 (37.7)
 Middle 64 (38.3)
 High income 40 (24.0)
  1. Note. aAny of the parents. NFE No Formal Education, PRY EDU Primary Education, SEC EDU Secondary Education, TER EDU Tertiary Education