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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the study variables (n = 12,120)

From: Intergenerational patterns of mental health problems: the role of childhood peer status position

  Men n = 5998 Women n = 6122 % Mental health problems in the parental generation % Mental health problems in the child generation
N % n % Men Women Men Women
Mental health problems in the parental generation
 No 5645 94.1 5774 94.3 6.4 6.9
 Yes 353 5.9 348 5.7 11.9 14.1
Mental health problems in the child generation
 No 5595 93.3 5675 92.7 5.6 5.3
 Yes 403 6.7 447 7.3 10.4 11.0
Peer status position
 Marginalised 777 13.0 582 9.5 9.1 9.1 8.0 9.8
 Low status 1165 19.4 1298 21.2 7.8 7.5 8.5 8.5
 Medium status 2126 35.5 2398 39.2 5.6 5.3 6.6 6.8
 High status 1930 32.2 1844 30.1 3.7 3.8 5.2 6.3
Class size Range: 10–37, Median: 27 Range: 10–40, Median: 27
Social class in the parental generation
 Upper/middle class 3108 51.8 3311 50.8 4.3 4.4 7.0 6.9
 Working class 2726 45.5 2839 46.4 7.6 7.0 6.4 7.5
 Unclassified 164 2.7 172 2.8 6.7 5.8 7.3 11.1