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Table 1 Socio-demographic background characteristics, Pearson’s chi-square unless otherwise indicated

From: Multi-informant reports of mental health in Swedish-born children of immigrants and children born to non-immigrants – the SESBiC-study

  Children of non- immigrant parents Children of immigrant parents  
  n % n % p-value
Age when giving birth      0.017
 ≤20 13 1.9 6 6.9  
 21-37 653 95.1 78 89.7  
 38-43 21 3.1 3 3.4  
Maternal educational level      0.719
 Elementary 42 6.4 7 8.8  
 High school 351 53.5 41 51.2  
 University 263 40.1 32 40.0  
Paternal educational level      0.211
 Elementary 66 13.8 13 22.4  
 High school 288 60.1 32 55.2  
 University 125 26.1 13 22.4  
Maternal employment      0.011*
 Employed 641 99.2 76 95.0  
 Not employed 5 0.8 4 5.0  
Paternal employment      0.011*
 Employed 475 99.6 56 94.9  
 Not employed 2 0.4 3 5.1  
  1. *Fisher’s exact test due to few observations in two cells.