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Table 1 Study characteristics by gender

From: Self-rated health, subjective social status in school and socioeconomic status in adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  Boys (N = 318) Girls (N = 387) Chi-square
P
n (%) n (%)
Self-rated health
 Very bad 2 (0.6) 5 (1.3) < 0.01
 Rather bad 6 (1.9) 13 (3.4)  
 Neither good, nor bad 21 (6.6) 31 (8.1)  
 Rather good 146 (45.9) 215 (56.1)  
 Very good 143 (45.0) 119 (31.1)  
Subjective social status in school
 1 (lowest) 2 (0.7) 2 (0.6) 0.02
 2 3 (0.8)  
 3 2 (0.7) 9 (2.5)  
 4 11 (4.0) 13 (3.7)  
 5 21 (7.6) 22 (6.2)  
 6 52 (18.8) 68 (19.2)  
 7 49 (17.7) 96 (27.1)  
 8 75 (27.1) 87 (24.6)  
 9 45 (16.2) 43 (12.1)  
 10 (highest) 20 (7.2) 11 (3.1)  
Country of birth
 Born in Sweden 301 (94.7) 363 (94.3) 0.83
 Born outside Sweden 17 (5.3) 22 (5.7)  
Socioeconomic status (parental education)
 High 177 (55.8) 202 (52.9) 0.44
 Low 140 (44.2) 180 (47.1)  
Mood in family
 Good 262 (82.9) 301 (79.2) 0.22
 Not good 54 (17.1) 79 (20.8)  
Self-esteem
 High 228 (72.2) 190 (49.6) < 0.01
 Low 88 (27.8) 193 (50.4)  
Body mass index
 Underweight 26 (8.4) 29 (8.3) 0.36
 Normal weight 224 (72.7) 270 (77.4)  
 Overweight 50 (16.2) 40 (11.5)  
 Obesity 8 (2.6) 10 (2.9)  
Physical exercise
 High 187 (59.9) 239 (63.2) 0.38
 Low 125 (40.1) 139 (36.8)  
Smoking
 Non-smokers 250 (79.4) 274 (71.5) 0.02
 Smokers 65 (20.6) 109 (28.5)