Table 1

Characteristics of the study sample of first-time fathers (n = 14 832) compared with all first-time fathers in Norway (n = 211 762)
Study sample All first-time fathers in Norway*
n % n % p-value**
Age groups <0.001
25-34 years 11 363 76.6 163 063 77.0
35-39 years 2 693 18.2 34 291 16.2
≥40 years 776 5.2 14 408 6.8
Mother tongue other than Norwegian 1 016 6.9 46 293 21.9 <0.001
Education <0.001
Primary school 288 2.0 29 511 13.9
Secondary school 4 862 33.7 87 850 41.5
Higher education ≤4 years 4 301 29.8 53 193 25.1
Higher education >4 years 4 984 34.5 27 635 13.1
Unknown 397 2.7 13 573 6.4

*Data from the Norwegian Medical Birth Register.

**P-value for differences between the first-time fathers in the study sample and first-time fathers in Norway 2005-2008.

Nilsen et al.

Nilsen et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-29

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