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Table 1 General characteristics in 11–13 years old and 14–16 years old pupils participating in the Halmstad Youth Cohort (n = 741)

From: The validity of socioeconomic status measures among adolescents based on self-reported information about parents occupations, FAS and perceived SES; implication for health related quality of life studies

  Age-group
  11–13 years old   14–16 years old  
  (n = 377) (n = 364)
  mean (SD) mean (SD)
HRQoL (total) 4.34 (0.37) 4.01 (0.42)
  n (%) n (%)
Gender     
Boys 188 (49.9) 190 (52.8)
Girls 189 (50.1) 174 (47.8)
Parents occupation status     
Fathers occupation status     
Non-manual workers (white collar) 101 (50.2) 117 (51.3)
Manual workers (blue collar) 91 (45.3) 103 (45.2)
Unemployed 9 (4.5) 8 (3.5)
Mothers occupation status     
Non-manual workers (white collar) 140 (65.7) 159 (63.6)
Manual workers (blue collar) 58 (27.2) 75 (30.0)
Unemployed 15 (7.0) 16 (6.4)
Fas-score     
High (8–9 items) 111 (29.2) 95 (26.1)
Medium (6–7 items) 160 (42.4) 191 (52.5)
Low (0–5 items) 106 (28.1) 78 (21.4)
Percieved SES     
High 134 (36.7) 85 (24.5)
Medium 187 (51.2) 209 (60.1)
Low 44 (12.1) 54 (15.5)