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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants

From: A population-based study of overweight and obesity in expectant parents: socio-demographic patterns and within-couple associations

   Pregnant women   Expectant fathers p-value
N   4352   3949  
Mean age (SD)   29.1 (5.1)   31.6 (6.0) <0.0012
Range, years   15-46   14-64  
  % n % n  
Education   4244   3852  
University degree 44.9 1904 29.7 1143 <0.0013
>12 years 13.6 576 14.5 558  
11-12 years (senior high school) 34.8 1477 49.8 1917  
≤9 years 6.8 287 6.1 234  
Occupation   4054   3784  
Employed 74.5 3020 86.0 3254 <0.0013
Studying 11.0 446 5.5 208  
Parental leave/unpaid domestic work 6.1 248 1.5 58  
Unemployed 7.1 287 5.8 221  
Sick leave/retirement 1.3 53 1.1 43  
Area of residence   3673   3119  
Urban 73.7 2708 74.1 2310 0.7753
Rural 26.3 965 25.9 809  
Country of birth   4305   42831  
Sweden 90.9 3914 91.0 3896 0.9703
Other 9.1 391 9.0 387  
Cohabitation with expectant father 94.8 3982 -   
  1. 1Country of birth for men was reported via women’s questionnaires.
  2. 2Independent-samples t-test.
  3. 3Chi-square test for independence.