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Table 1 Distribution of the sociodemographic factors of the participants (N = 164)

From: Psychometric qualities of the HLS-EU-Q16 instrument for parental health literacy in Swedish multicultural settings

Infant’s gender % (N = 132)
 Girls 46.2 (61)
 Boys 53.8 (71)
Parent’s gender % (N = 164)
 Women 74.4 (122)
 Men 25.6 (42)
Marital status % (N = 164)
 Married/co-habiting 87.2 (143)
 Married – living apart 6.7 (11)
 Boyfriend/girlfriend – living apart – single 6.1 (10)
Parental age – Mean (SD) Range 30.2 (6.8) 17–64
Women – Mean (SD) Range 28.6 (5.5) 17–44
Men – Mean (SD) Range 34.9 (8.2) 24–64
Parents’ country/region of birth - % (N = 164)
 Sweden 26.8 (44)
 Europe 8.5 (14)
 Middle East (common MENA countries + Turkey) 20.7 (34)
 Africa 31.1 (51)
 Asia 12.2 (20)
 North America/South America *
Need of interpreter - % (N = 164)
 All parents 26.8 (44)
 Women 28.7 (35)
 Men 21.4 (9)
Years in Sweden (all parents) – Mean (SD) Range 12.9 (11.0) 0.1–39
Years in Sweden (women) – Mean (SD) Range 12.0 (11.7) 0.1–39
Years in Sweden (men) – Mean (SD) Range 15.5 (12.2) 1–37
Education (yrs.) (all parents) - Mean (SD) Range 12.9 (4.3) 0–21.5
Education (yrs.) (women) – Mean (SD)Range 12.9 (4.5) 0–20
Education (yrs.) (men) – Mean (SD) Range 12.9 (3.9) 2–21.5
  1. *Not reported as N < 5