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Table 1 Frequency and percentage distributions of respondents in categories of the study variables.

From: Health inequality in adolescence. Does stratification occur by familial social background, family affluence, or personal social position?

Variable Distributions
  N %
Familial social position
Father's SES   
   Upper white collar 1241 23
   Entrepreneur 725 13
   Lower white collar 1217 23
   Blue collar/Other 1933 36
   Missing 278 5
Parent's education   
   Either has high level 1018 19
   Either has middle level 3506 65
   Both have low level 734 14
   Missing 136 2
Parent's labour market position   
   Both gainfully employed 3918 73
   At most one gainfully employed 1293 24
   Missing 183 3
Family affluence   
Cars in the family   
   Two or more 2389 44
   One 1590 48
   None 369 7
   Missing 46 1
Vacation travels   
   Three or more 1294 24
   Two 1050 20
   One 1527 28
   None 1453 27
   Missing 70 1
Computers   
   Three or more 504 9
   Two 1156 22
   One 3117 58
   None 440 8
   Missing 177 3
Own room   
   Yes 4706 87
   No 640 12
   Missing 48 1
Weekly spending money   
   Above upper quartile 725 14
   Median – Upper quartile 1690 31
   Lower quartile – Median 1235 23
   Below lower quartile 1641 30
   Missing 103 2
Personal social position   
School achievement1)   
   Much above average 762 14
   Slightly above average 1658 31
   Average 2178 40
   Below average 739 14
   Missing 57 1
Health   
Long-standing illness   
   No 4574 85
   Yes 760 14
   Missing 60 1
Overweight   
   Normal weight 4438 82
   Overweight 653 12
   Obesity 156 3
   Missing 147 3
Use of mental health services   
   No 4977 92
   Yes 372 7
   Missing 45 1
Self-rated health   
   Very good 1749 32
   Good 2670 50
   Moderate or poor 935 17
   Missing 40 1
Weekly health complaints   
   0 2040 38
   1 1230 23
   2 782 14
   3 or more 1342 25
   Missing 0 0
Total number of respondents n = 5394 100%
  1. 1) Adolescents not in education or still in comprehensive school at age 16 (10% of boys and 9% of girls) were classified in the category "below average".