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Table 4 Concurrent validity - comparison of HRQoL total score in parents occupation status, FAS and percieved SES

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  
  HRQol total score HRQol total score
  mean (SD) mean (SD)
Fathers occupation status (n = 192)   (n = 219)  
Non-manual workers (white collar) 4.33 (0.35) 4.05 (0.38)
Manual workers (blue collar) 4.29 (0.41) 3.99 (0.46)
Unemployed 4.47 (0.47) 3.90 (0.39)
p-value 0.996   0.171  
Mothers occupation status (n = 198)   (n = 233)  
Non-manual workers (white collar) 4.33 (0.39) 4.03 (0.40)
Manual workers (blue collar) 4.34 (0.39) 4.00 (0.43)
Unemployed 4.24 (0.37) 3.91 (0.38)
p-value 0.517   0.246  
FAS-score (n = 377)   (n = 365)  
High 4.41 (0.34) 4.06 (0.39)
Medium 4.31 (0.38) 4.03 (0.41)
Low 4.30 (0.39) 3.92 (0.47)
p-value 0.052   0.065  
Percieved SES (n = 365)   (n = 347)  
High 4.41 (0.36) 4.10 (0.42)
Medium 4.35 (0.35) 4.04 (0.36)
Low 4.07 (0.45) 3.77 (0.56)
p-value <0.001   <0.001