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Table 1 Distribution of depression and socioeconomic background by study year and sex

From: Self-reported depression is increasing among socio-economically disadvantaged adolescents – repeated cross-sectional surveys from Finland from 2000 to 2011

  Boys Girls
Year 2000–2001 2002–2003 2004–2005 2006–2007 2008–2009 2010–2011 2000–2001 2002–2003 2004–2005 2006–2007 2008–2009 2010–2011
Number of participants 47586 50774 53057 54315 54132 51116 47049 49236 51713 54005 54035 51066
  % % % % % % % % % % % %
Depression
 No (0–4) 83.7 85.1 84.0 83.1 83.1 84.9 67.5 70.4 68.7 68.3 67.9 68.0
 Mild (5–7) 8.0 7.4 7.9 8.4 8.4 7.5 15.0 13.9 14.1 14.2 14.4 14.0
 Moderate (8–15) 6.2 5.6 6.0 6.3 6.3 5.5 13.5 12.2 13.0 13.4 13.4 13.4
 Severe (>15) 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 4.0 3.5 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.7
Unemployment in the family during the last year
 No 67.4 71.0 72.4 75.7 73.1 68.8 66.5 69.9 71.0 74.8 72.2 67.7
 Yes 29.4 26.6 25.6 22.2 25.0 29.7 31.8 28.8 28.0 24.1 26.6 31.5
 Unknown 3.1 2.5 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9
Parental education
 High 50.5 54.1 60.1 62.0 64.6 59.9 44.6 49.3 55.5 57.7 60.7 60.2
 Medium 32.5 32.4 27.5 25.9 23.9 28.1 38.0 37.0 32.6 31.1 28.8 27.1
 Low 8.6 7.3 6.5 5.5 4.4 6.6 9.5 7.6 6.7 5.7 4.5 7.8
 Unknown 8.3 6.2 5.9 6.5 7.1 5.4 8.0 6.1 5.1 5.5 6.0 4.8