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Table 2 Socio-demographic description of the sample according to gender. Silne R, 2016, N = 12,979

From: Smoking beliefs across genders, a comparative analysis of seven European countries

  Gender
Girls Boys chisq
% of mean N % of mean N  
Subjective socioeconomic status (mean, /10) 6.7 6293 6.8 6141 39.0**
Age (mean) 14.9 6517 15.08 6452 79.3**
Migration status (%)      0.4
 Born in another country 8.4 546 8.7 561  
 Born in this country 91.6 5974 91.3 5898  
Country (%)      34.4**
 Belgium 14.7 960 15.1 977  
 Ireland 16.8 1097 15.8 1018  
 Finland 12.9 838 13.9 897  
 Germany 11.5 748 11.6 749  
 Italy 16.7 1090 13.6 880  
 The Netherlands 13.5 877 15.2 984  
 Portugal 14 910 14.8 954  
Educational level of mother (%)      40.5**
 Low 14.4 940 13.5 871  
 Medium 32.4 2112 30.9 1993  
 High 39.2 2556 37.9 2449  
 Other 0.2 14 0.1 7  
 Unknown 12.6 822 15.9 1024  
 Missing 1.2 76 1.8 115  
Educational level of father (%)      4.8
 Low 17.9 1169 17.4 1123  
 Medium 28.3 1847 28.7 1856  
 High 35.1 2286 34.4 2223  
 Other 0.1 7 0.1 9  
 Unknown 17.1 1116 17.5 1128  
 Missing 1.5 95 1.9 120  
Parental smoking (%)      11.5**
 No parental smoking 84.7 5519 86.7 5602  
 At least one parent smoker 15.4 1001 13.3 857  
Weekly smoking of students (%)      0.1
 Not weekly smoker 88.6 5778 88.8 5737  
 Weekly smoker 11.4 742 11.2 722  
  1. *p < 0.05; ** < 0.001