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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in the Kidscreen follow-up study 2003-2006

From: Parent–child agreement on health-related quality of life (HRQOL): a longitudinal study

   N (%) N (%)
   Baseline (2003) Follow-up (2006)
Sociodemographic characteristics    
Gender Girls 217 (51.9)  
  Boys 201 (48.1)  
Age    
  Mean, SD 12.6 (4.8)  
  8 - 9 y 68 (16.3) -
  10 - 13 y 232 (55.5) -
  14 - 18 y 118 (28.2) -
FAS Low 78 (18.7) -
  Middle 206 (49.3) -
  High 125 (29,9) -
Highest family level of education Primary school 154 (36,8) -
  Secondary school 136 (32,5) -
  University negree 110 (26,3) -
Changes in family composition No - 353 (84,4)
  Yes - 56 (13,4)
Mental and physical health    
SDQ Worsened - 39 (9,3)
  Stable - 315 (75,4)
  Improvement - 45 (10.8)
Chronic conditions    
One or more   125 (29.4)  
Missed school days in the previous year No days - 89 (21.3)
  8 days or more - 19 (4.5)
  Some days missed* - 310 (74.2)
Children’s perceived health    
Self-reported Good- fair- poor 124 (29.9) 125 (30.1)
  Excellent- very good 291 (70.1) 290 (69.9)
Parent’s characteristics    
Gender of respondent Woman (mainly mothers) 323 (77.3)  
Age in 2003 (mean, SD)   42.2 (4.8)  
Parent self perceived health    
  Good- fair- poor 96 (23.3) 110 (26.8)
  Excellent- very good 311 (76.7) 301 (73.2)
  1. FAS Family Affluence Scale, SDQ Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, HRQOL Health-related quality of life. Missing values: age=1; FAS=9; Level of education=18; Family composition=5; SQD=19; chronic conditions=16; perceived health (baseline)=3, (follow-up)=3; parent self-perceived health (baseline)=12, (follow-up)=8. * Some school days missed in one of administrations.