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Table 1 Variables included in the study

From: Contextual factors related to chronic condition in portuguese adolescents: highlights from the HBSC/WHO study

Study variables Range
Gender 1 = Boy; 2 = Girl
Age Min = 11 years old; Max = 16 years old
Having or not having a long term disease or health problem that has been diagnosed by a doctor (Having/not having a chronic condition – CC); 1 = No; 2 = Yes
Feeling that the disease affects or not participation and regular attendance in school; 1 = No; 2 = Yes
Satisfaction with family life (Cantril, 1965) 0 = Very bad relationship; 1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10 = Very good relationship
Family Affluence Scale –FAS (Boyce et al., 2006): composed by 4 items, and used to assess familiar socioeconomic status (SES):  
 “Does your family have a car, van or other mean of transport?” 1 = No; 2 = Yes, one; 3 = Yes, two or more
 “How many computers do you have at home?” 1 = None; 2 = One; 3 = Two; 4 = More than two
 Spending holidays with family in the last 12 months 1 = None; 2 = One; 3 = Two; 4 = More than two
 “Do you have a bedroom only for yourself?” 1 = No; 2 = Yes
“Feeling pressure with homework” 1 = None; 2 = A few; 3 = Some; 4 = A lot
“Perception of school competence” 1 = Very good; 2 = Good; 3 = Average; 4 = Below average