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Table 1 Demographic characteristics (N = 217)

From: Chinese preschoolers’ risk-taking behaviors: a tripartite relation

Type Demographic variable Value Percentage (%)
Child Age by year 3 16.6
4 46.1
5 37.3
Gender Boy 53.0
Girl 47.0
Only-child status Yes 72.4
No 27.6
Parents Father’s age < 30 15.7
30–35 36.9
> 35 47.5
Mother’s age < 30 28.1
30–35 44.7
> 35 27.2
Father’s ethnicity Majority (i.e., Han) 89.4
Minority (e.g., Uigur, Kazak, Mongol) 10.6 
Mother’s ethnicity Majority (i.e., Han) 89.7
Minority (e.g., Uigur, Kazak, Mongol) 10.3
Main caregiver(s) Both parents 70.5
Other than both parents (e.g., single parent, grandparents, nurse) 29.5
Father’s education Primary school 9.3
Middle or high school 60.9
College 27.0
Graduate school 2.8
Mother’s education Primary school 12.1
Middle or high school 52.3
College 33.6
Graduate school 1.9
Annual household income (RMB) < 30,000 22.6
30,000–60,000 35.0
60,000–90,000 20.7
> 90,000 21.7
Residence Mobility (years at current residence) < 10 years 34.7
> 10 years 65.3
Residential area Urban 49.3
Rural 50.7