Table 1:

Demographic features of sample and of children in grade 6 in Jamaica and Barbados

CharacteristicSample, no. (%) of childrenJamaica and Barbados, no. (%) of children24,25
Government-funded schools
n = 605
Privately funded schools
n = 154
Government-funded schools
n = 8881
Privately funded schools
n = 1248
Sex
 Male288 (47.6)75 (48.7)4447 (50.1)579 (46.4)
 Female297 (49.1)79 (51.3)4434 (49.9)669 (53.6)
 Missing20 (3.3)0 (0)
Maternal education
 Primary or less66 (11.3)4 (2.6)
 High school205 (35.0)16 (10.4)
 Trade/vocational62 (10.6)15 (9.7)
 University/college190 (32.5)102 (66.2)
 Missing62 (10.6)17 (11.0)
Age, yr, mode1111