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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample (n = 12,984)

From: Role of respondents’ education as a mediator and moderator in the association between childhood socio-economic status and later health and wellbeing

Characteristics N (%)
Sex a   
Male 6053 (46.6)
Female 6928 (53.4)
Exposures  
Childhood financial conditions a   
Very good 699 (5.8)
Good 8011 (66.6)
Difficult 3113 (25.9)
Very difficult 204 (1.7)
Mothers’ education a   
Primary and secondary school or similar 7–10 years 9233 (78.7)
Vocational school 1473 (12.6)
High school 338 (2.9)
College or University (less than 4 years) 500 (4.3)
College or University (4 years or more) 185 (1.6)
Fathers’ education a   
Primary and secondary school or similar 7–10 years 7435 (64.2)
Vocational school 2480 (21.4)
High school 427 (3.7)
College or University (less than 4 years) 731 (6.3)
College or University (4 years or more) 507 (4.4)
Mediator  
Respondents’ education a   
Primary and secondary school or similar 7–10 years 3673 (28.7)
Vocational school 3339 (26.1)
High school 950 (7.4)
College or University (less than 4 years) 2246 (17.5)
College or University (4 years or more) 2590 (20.2)
Covariates  
Spouse’s education a   
Primary and secondary school or similar 7–10 years 2319 (23.9)
Vocational school 2815 (29.0)
High school 1061 (10.9)
College or University (less than 4 years) 1637 (16.9)
College or University (4 years or more) 1869 (19.3)
Age (years) a   
30-39 509 (3.9)
40-49 3574 (27.5)
50-59 2436 (18.8)
60-69 4102 (31.6)
70-79 1829 (14.1)
80-89 531 (4.1)
  1. aThe total number does not add up to 12,984 due to missing values.