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Table 3 Participation and characteristics of the cross-sectional samples, all children and children with family questionnaire (FQ)

From: Age and time effects on children’s lifestyle and overweight in Sweden

Measurement year 2008 2010 2013
Participation    
All measured children (n, % of eligible) 1142 (86) 1448 (85) 1868 (91)
Girls/boys (% of eligible) 85/86 84/85 91/90
Completed FQ (n, % of measured) 833 (73) 1085 (75) 1134 (61)
Girls/boys (% of measured) 76/70 76/74 61/61
Distribution of children according to individual socioeconomic characteristics from FQ    
Maternal education % low/high 54/46 55/45 44/56
Maternal employment 79/21 82/18 85/15
% employed/not employed 1
  1. 1Without employment includes unemployed, retired, homemakers, students and miscellaneous.