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Table 3 Distribution of parental employment status, small living space and health-related living conditions of 6-year-old children in East Germany (1991–2000), by parental educational level

From: Changes in social inequality with respect to health-related living conditions of 6-year-old children in East Germany after re-unification

  Parental educational level
  Total Lowa Middleb Highc p-valued
   n % n % n %  
Mother and father not in paid employment 730 157 78.5 408 17.9 165 5.64 <.0001
Small living space (per-capita < 20 m2) 13163 982 71.2 6514 58.6 5667 48.9 <.0001
Damp housing condition 2581 295 22.0 1306 11.9 980 8.5 <.0001
Single oven heating at child's home 8472 682 56.0 3993 38.6 3797 34.2 <.0001
Living at busy road (< 50 m to traffic) 14238 921 71.3 6785 62.3 6532 56.9 <.0001
  1. a Low: less than school grade 10, b middle: grade 10, c high: more than grade 10; dp-value of chi-square test