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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participating children, and mean Pediatric Symptom Checklist scores for selected socio-demographic groups (n = 674)*.

From: Use of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist for the detection of psychosocial problems in preventive child healthcare

Characteristic No. (%) * Mean SD P-value **
Age     
Gender     
   Male 327 (48.2%) 12.5 8.4 0.005
   Female 347 (51.8%) 10.8 7.7  
Ethnic background     
   Dutch 553 (91.3%) 11.3 7.8 0.034
   Immigrant/minority 53 (8.7%) 13.7 8.5  
Family composition     <0.0001
   Two parents 558 (85.5%) 10.9 7.7  
   Single parent 78 (11.9%) 15.7 8.4  
   Other 17 (2.6%) 13.8 7.1  
Highest parental education     0.57
   Only primary school (=8 years) 21 (3.3%) 11.9 5.7  
   Lower vocational (=max. 12 years) 182 (28.6%) 11.3 7.7  
   Higher vocational (=max. 16 years) 196 (30.8%) 11.0 7.3  
   University/higher professional (17 years and over) 238 (37.4%) 12.0 8.8  
Parental employment status     0.016
   No paid employment 38 (5.6%) 15.1 11.7  
   One parent with paid employment 193 (28.6%) 11.8 7.8  
   Two parents with paid employment 443 (65.7%) 11.2 7.7  
  1. * Numbers do not always total 674 because of missing values.
  2. ** P-value for differences in mean scores by background characteristic.