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Table 1 Characteristics of the fathers in the original population by paternity leave days taken in 1978–1979: numbers, means, and proportions (%).

From: The relationship between a less gender-stereotypical parenthood and alcohol-related care and death: A registry study of Swedish mothers and fathers

  Paternity leave 0 days Paternity leave 1–30 days Paternity leave 31–90 days Paternity leave > 90 days
Number (n = 49,120) 39,136 5,351 3,396 1,237
Mean year of birth 1949 1949 1948 1948
Mean income 1980 70,288 SEK 74,011 SEK 75,854 SEK 68,893 SEK
Children in 2000:     
- one child 34.2% 31.8% 27.1% 33.4%
- two children 41.3% 44.2% 46.6% 40.9%
- three or more children 24.5% 24.0% 26.3% 25.7%
Born in Sweden 79.3% 89.0% 90.7% 87.7%
Cohabitation 1980 85.4% 92.3% 92.6% 90.4%
Occupational position 1980:     
- manual/low non-manual 46.7% 50.58% 40.0% 37.2%
- medium/high non-manual 21.3% 31.3% 42.1% 39.0%
- self-employed 8.3% 4.5% 3.9% 5.7%
- other 23.7% 13.6% 14.0% 18.0%
Deaths 1981–2001 4.6% 4.0% 3.2% 5.3%
Inpatient care 1981–2001 16 days 13 days 12 days 17 days
Alcohol-related inpatient care and/or death 1981–2001 4.7% 3.8% 3.4% 3.7%