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Table 1 Characteristics and descriptive statistics of the adolescents and parents included in the study sample, by gender

From: Parental alcohol misuse and hazardous drinking among offspring in a general teenage population: gender-specific findings from the Young-HUNT 3 study

  Total Fathers   Mothers  
    misuse No misuse misuse No misuse
  n % % % % %
All 5032 100     
Boys 2538 50.4     
Girls 2494 49.6     
Data from father 3123 62.1     
Data from mother 4174 82.9     
Data from both parents 2265 45.0     
Parents divorced/separated 1114 24.4 22.8 17.2 36.9 22
Education level, fathers       
Low (NSCE* group 0–2) 627 14.2 13.5 12.4   
Medium (NSCE* group 3–5) 2628 59.5 60.9 59.1   
High (NSCE* group 6–9) 1162 26.3 25.6 28.5   
Education level, mothers       
Low (NSCE* group 0–2) 603 12.0    11.2 11.6
Medium (NSCE* group 3–5) 2261 46.8    39.3 47.3
High (NSCE* group 6–9) 1969 40.7    49.4 41.2
Alcohol misuse, fathers 468 15.6     
Alcohol misuse, mothers 181 4.7     
  1. *Norwegian Standard Classification of Education.