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Table 2 Characteristics (demographic) for the adolescents and parents in the study sample

From: Development of family and dietary habits questionnaires: the assessment of family processes, dietary habits and adolescents’ impulsiveness in Norwegian adolescents and their parents

  Adolescents  
n=440 n#=54  
Age (mean (SD)) 14.3 (0.6) 13.9 (0.3)  
Gender    
Boys (%) 47.7 40.7  
Girls (%) 52.3 59.3  
Live together with    
Mother and father (%) 68.7 71.7  
Only/mostly with mother (%) 13.0 17.0  
Only/mostly with father (%) 2.7 1.9  
Equal time with mother/father (%) 10.0 9.7  
Mother and her new partner (%) 4.1 0  
Father and his new partner (%) 0.9 0  
Other adults (%) 0.5 0  
Ethnicity*    
Norwegian (%) 90.9 88.7  
Other ethnicity (%) 9.1 11.3  
Parental educational level    
< 12 years (%) 33.8 9.3  
13-16 years (%) 39.3 37.0  
> 16 years (%) 26.9 53.7  
  Mothers Fathers Parents
n =242 n =155 n#=44
Age (mean (SD)) 44.2 (4.5) 45.8 (5.5) 46.2 (4.4)
Gender of child    
Boys (%) 49.2 56.8 40.9
Girls (%) 50.8 43.2 59.1
Ethnicity    
Born in Norway (%) 90.0 87.1 84.1
Born in other country (%) 10.0 12.9 15.9
Live together with the child (%)    
The whole time 87.5 89.7 93.2
More than 50% of the time 7.5 2.6 2.3
Half the time (50% of the time) 4.6 5.2 4.5
Less than 50% of the time 0.4 1.9 0
Seldom 0 0.6 0
Live together with the child’s mother/father    
Yes (%) 75.2 88.3 83.7
Live alone (%) 15.3 5.8 14.0
Live with adult who is not child’s parent (%) 9.5 5.8 2.3
Employment status    
Working full-time (%) 68.5 94.2 77.3
Working part-time (%) 22.4 1.9 13.6
Not working for pay (%) 9.1 3.9 9.1
  1. Adolescents; n=417-440 (# test-retest sample; n=53-54), mothers; n=240-242, fathers; n= 154-155 (# test-retest sample; 43-44) *Other ethnicity: Both parents born in other country than Norway.