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Table 3 Socio-demographics of 1027 adolescents in grades 1 and 2 in three public upper secondary schools in northern Sweden (Chi 2 test)

From: Subjective health complaints in older adolescents are related to perceived stress, anxiety and gender – a cross-sectional school study in Northern Sweden

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    
  1. No significant differences between boys and girls.
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