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Table 4 Family-related characteristics and experience of OHC (n = 13,468)

From: Do trajectories of economic, work- and health-related disadvantages explain child welfare clients’ increased mortality risk? A prospective cohort study

  Neither investigated nor placed Investigated but not placed Placed
  % % %
Household occupational classa
 Upper/upper middle class 14.8 7.5 3.2
 Middle class 38.5 31.3 28.7
 Working class 46.6 58.4 64.0
 Unclassified 3.1 2.9 4.2
Social welfare receiptb
 Number of years of receipt (mean) 0.56 1.86 4.06
Parental mental health problemsc
 No 86.8 87.5 71.6
 Yes 3.2 12.5 28.4
Total 100 100 100
  1. aRefers to the occupation of the head of the household, derived from occupational registers (1953)
  2. bRefers to number of years that the family received social welfare, derived from the Social Register (1953–1972)
  3. cBased on records of fathers’/mothers’ mental health problems, derived from the Social Register (1953–1972)