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Table 1 Sample demographic characteristics

From: Maternal personality disorder symptoms in primary health care: associations with mother–toddler interactions at one-year follow-up

Characteristics n or mean (sd) Percent
Children’s characteristics
 Child living with 140  
  Both parents   82.9
  Biological mother   15.7
  Mother and stepfather   0.7
  Mother and father alternately 140 0.7
 Age at inclusion (months) 7.3 (5.1)  
 Child’s gender 141  
  Boy   49.0
  Girl   51.0
 Cohabitant siblings 137  
  First-born child   72.0
  Older siblings   28.0
 Parental characteristics
 Mother on maternity leave 141 63.8
 Mother in work 140 35.7
 Other activity (student, unemployed, etc.) 140 0.7
 Age of mother at inclusion 140 29.7 (5.6)  
 Ethnic origin of mother 96  
  Norwegian   82.6
  Other European   6.5
  African   3.3
  Asian   5.4
  South American   2.2
 Maternal educational level at inclusion 140  
  Junior high school   5.7
  Senior high school   12.1
  Vocational education (1–2 years)   19.3
  Bachelor’s degree   25.0
  Master’s degree or higher   37.9
 Ongoing education, mother 130  
  Yes   18.7
  No   81.3
 Age of father at inclusion 134 32.8 (7.0)  
 Ethnic origin of father 93  
  Norwegian   89.8
  Other European   6.8
  African   2.3
  North American   1.1
 Paternal educational level at inclusion 135  
  Junior high school   5.3
  Senior high school   17.3
  Vocational education (1–2 years)   19.5
  Bachelor’s degree   30.8
  Master’s degree or higher   27.1
 Ongoing education, father 132  
  Yes   13.3
  No   86.7
 Earlier/ongoing psychiatric illness 140  
  Mother   17.5
  Father   5.6
 Family monthly income, after taxes (in 1000 NKr) 135 33.9 (17.5)  
 Experienced support (partner/mothers/other family/friends/professionals) 140  
  Satisfied (very/a little)   90.0/9.3
  Unsatisfied (very/a little)   0.7/10.0
 Conflicts in close relations (partner/family/friends/colleagues) 127  
  Never/hardly ever   62.6/87.1
  Sometimes   4.4/29.4
  Often/very often   4.0/11.4