Table 3

Socio-demographics of 1027 adolescents in grades 1 and 2 in three public upper secondary schools in northern Sweden (Chi2 test)
Socio-demographic variables Total, n (%) Girls, n (%) Boys, n (%)
Sex 1027 623 (60.7) 404(39.3)
Age
16 years 562 (54.8) 335 (59.6) 227 (40.4)
17 years 425 (41.4) 262 (61.6) 163 (38.4)
18 years 39 (3.8) 25 (64.1) 14 (35.9)
*1 missing
Study programme
Academic programme 774 (75.8) 478 (61.8) 296 (38.2)
Vocational programme 247 (24.2) 139 (56.3) 108 (43.7)
*6 missing
Family situation
Living with both parents 639 (62.2) 380 (59.5) 259 (40.5)
Living with only one parent 142 (13.8) 87 (61.3) 55 (38.7)
Other family combination 207 (20.2) 130 (62.8) 77 (37.2)
Living alone 39 (3.8) 26 (66.7) 13 (33.3)
Country of birth
Sweden 968 (95.5) 591 (61.1) 377 (38.9)
Other Nordic country 5 (0.5) 3 (60) 2 (40)
Europe or North America 12 (1.2) 7 (58.3) 5 (41.7)
Outside Europe or North America 29 (2.9) 15 (51.7) 14 (48.3)
*13 missing

No significant differences between boys and girls.

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Wiklund et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:993   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-993

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