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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of parents

From: Understanding conversations about alcohol between parents and their 15–17 year olds: a qualitative study

  Total sample Parents of children interviewed
N = 48 (%) N = 16 (%)
Gender
 Male 20 (42) 6 (38)
 Female 28 (58) 10 (62)
Drinking levela
 Abstinent 6 (14) 0
 Very low 9 (21) 4 (25)
 Low 11 (26) 4 (23)
 Moderate 12 (28) 6 (38)
 High 5 (12) 2 (13)
Ethnicity
 White British 37 (77) 15 (94)
 White American 1 (2) 0
 White Italian 1 (2) 0
 Black African 2 (4) 0
 Pakistani 3 (6) 0
 Other Asian 2 (4) 1 (6)
 Mixed other 2 (4) 0
Religion
 None 26 (54) 10 (62)
 Christianity 13 (27) 6 (38)
 Catholicism 5 (10) 0
 Islam 3 (6) 0
 Buddhism 1 (2) 0
Marital status
 Married/Cohabiting 41 (85) 13 (81)
 Partner (not living together) 1 (2) 0
 Single 3 (6) 2 (13)
 Separated/Divorced 3 (6) 1 (6)
Educational qualification
 None 1 (2) 0
 GCSEs 5 (10) 1 (6)
 A-Levels 18 (38) 5 (31)
 Undergraduate 12 (25) 4 (25)
 Postgraduate 11 (23) 5 (31)
 Professional 1 (2) 1 (6)
Employment status
 Employed full time 22 (46) 5 (31)
 Employed part time 13 (27) 6 (38)
 Unemployed 6 (13) 1 (6)
 Self-employed 5 (10) 4 (25)
 Student 1 (2) 0
 Retired 1 (2) 0
  1. Note. On occasions the percentages may not add up to 100% precisely due to the rounding up or down of decimal places. aIt was not possible to calculate drinking level for 5 participants because they did not state type/amount of drink, however, these 5 participants reported drinking 2–3 times a week