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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for study variables in the 2011 NordChild survey by country (N = 6,609)

From: Prevalence of overweight in 2 to 17 year-old children and adolescents whose parents live separately: a Nordic cross-sectional study

  Denmark (n = 1,610)   Finland (n = 1,240)   Iceland (n = 1,263)   Norway (n = 1,279)   Sweden (n = 1,217)  
Separate Cohabiting   Separate Cohabiting   Separate Cohabiting   Separate Cohabiting   Separate Cohabiting  
  n (%) n (%) P a n (%) n (%) P a n (%) n (%) P a n (%) n (%) P a n (%) n (%) P a
Participants 234 (14.5) 1,376 (85.5)   210 (16.9) 1,030 (83.1)   201 (15.9) 1,062 (84.1)   215 (16.8) 1,064 (83.2)   239 (19.6) 978 (80.4)  
Gender                          
boys 119 (15.0) 677 (85.1)   95 (15.9) 501 (84.1)   101 (15.4) 54 (84.6)   104 (16.4) 531 (83.6)   127 (20.3) 499 (79.7)  
girls 115 (14.1) 699 (85.9) 0.64 115 (17.9) 529 (82.1) 0.37 100 (16.5) 508 (83.6) 0.62 111 (17.2) 533 82.8) 0.68 112 (19.0) 479 (81.0) 0.56
Age groups                          
2-5 years 32 (8.2) 358 (91.8)   29 (10.0) 260 (90.0)   24 (8.3) 266 (91.7)   13 (4.7) 261 (95.3)   17 (6.1) 263 (93.9)  
6-9 years 53 (12.9) 358 (87.1)   51 (14.3) 306 (85.7)   42 (13.7) 265 (86.3)   51 (15.7) 274 (84.3)   45 (14.7) 262 (85.3)  
10-13 years 83 (20.0) 333 (80.0)   79 (23.6) 256 (76.4)   66 (20.1) 263 (79.9)   70 (19.5) 289 (80.5)   85 (25.9) 243 (74.1)  
14-17 years 66 (16.8) 327 (83.2) <0.01 51 (19.7) 208 (80.3) <0.01 69 (20.5) 268 (79.5) <0.01 81 (25.2) 240 (74.8) <0.01 92 (30.5) 210 (69.5) <0.01
Maternal age                          
< 35 years 21 (9.9) 192 (90.1)   51 (19.8) 186 (80.2)   48 (16.6) 242 (83.4)   25 (12.0) 183 (88.0)   28 (14.8) 161 (85.2)  
35-44 years 113 (12.8) 771 (87.2)   95 (14.3) 571 (85.7)   85 (13.5) 544 (86.5)   106 (15.0) 603 (85.0)   118 (17.4) 560 (82.6)  
≥ 45 years 68 (17.5) 320 (82.5) 0.02 46 (16.7) 254 (83.3) 0.13 48 (16.0) 253 (84.0) 0.40 44 (16.1) 229 (83.9) 0.44 60 (20.8) 228 (79.2) 0.22
Maternal educational level                         
≤9 years 6 (12.0) 44 (88.0)   14 (26.4) 39 (73.6)   38 (20.7) 146 (79.4)   19 (19.4) 79 (80.6)   15 (34.9) 28 (65.1)  
10-11 years 48 (15.6) 260 (84.4)   39 (20.3) 153 (79.7)   13 (15.3) 72 (84.7)   13 (17.3) 62 (82.7)   32 (21.2) 119 (78.8)  
≥12 years 120 (12.0) 879 (88.0) 0.26 138 (14.8) 796 (85.2) 0.02 106 (12.6) 735 (87.4) 0.02 150 (14.8) 866 (85.2) 0.42 156 (16.6) 784 (83.4) <0.01
Paternal age                          
< 35 years 7 (5.5) 121 (94.5)   18 (13.1) 119 (86.9)   23 (12.7) 158 (87.3)   14 (12.3) 100 (87.7)   17 (15.6) 92 (84.4)  
35-44 years 40 (5.8) 652 (94.2)   54 (9.7) 55 (90.3)   44 (8.6) 469 (91.4)   54 (9.2) 535 (90.8)   63 (11.2) 499 (88.8)  
≥ 45 years 41 (7.8) 485 (92.2) 0.33 41 (9.7) 381 (90.3) 0.46 26 (6.5) 375 (93.5) 0.05 42 (10.3) 364 (89.7) 0.56 46 (11.5) 354 (88.5) 0.42
Paternal educational level                          
≤9 years 9 (6.6) 128 (93.4)   12 (15.4) 66 (84.6)   20 (11.0) 162 (89.0)   19 (15.6) 103 (84.4)   11 (12.1) 80 (87.9)  
10-11 years 26 (7.6) 318 (92.4)   47 (12.6) 327 (87.4)   6 (8.3) 66 (91.7)   13 (12.3) 93 (87.7)   31 (15.1) 174 (84.9)  
≥12 years 40 (5.4) 699 (94.6) 0.38 49 (7.7) 589 (92.3) 0.01 57 (7.7) 686 (92.3) 0.35 77 (9.0) 780 (91.0) 0.06 85 (11.1) 678 (88.9) 0.30
  1. aP value, chi square test
  2. Cohabiting: Parents of the child lived together.
  3. Separate: Parents of the child lived separately.