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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of surveyed ALS learners from 24 selected ALS centers in the city of Manila, Philippines (n = 171)

From: Suicidal ideation, suicidal behaviors, and attitudes towards suicide of adolescents enrolled in the Alternative Learning System in Manila, Philippines—a mixed methods study

Variable Frequency Percentage
Sex
 Male 113 66.1
 Female 58 33.9
Age
 13 3 1.8
 14 15 8.8
 15 29 17.0
 16 67 39.2
 17 57 33.3
Civil status
 Single 153 89.5
 Cohabiting 8 4.7
 Others 10 5.8
Religion
 Roman Catholic 141 82.5
 Islam 8 4.7
 Others 22 12.9
Highest educational attainment
 Primary school undergraduate 40 23.4
 Primary school graduate 29 17.0
 Secondary school undergraduate 98 57.3
 Others 4 2.4
Employment status
 Employed 25 14.6
 Unemployed 146 85.4
Reason for leaving schoola
 Family problem 84 49.1
 Family cannot afford school 31 18.1
 Moved away 23 13.5
 No interest 21 12.3
 Sickness/disability 19 11.1
 To work/to find work 15 8.8
 School is far 11 6.4
 Others 25 14.6
  1. aMultiple answers allowed