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Table 1 Description of sample by socio-demographic and health characteristics (n = 555)

From: Population norms and cut-off-points for suboptimal health related quality of life in two generic measures for adolescents: the Spanish VSP-A and KINDL-R

Variables N (%)
Sex/age  
Girls  
12–15 177 (62.8)
16–18 105 (37.2)
Boys  
12–15 177 (64.8)
16–18 96 (35.2)
FAS*  
Low 119 (21.6)
Middle 285 (51.6)
High 148 (26.8)
Chronic condition  
No 495 (89.7)
Yes 57 (10.3)
Psychiatric or mental health (SDQ)**  
Normal 455 (85.2)
Borderline 62 (11.6)
Clinical 17 (3.2)
Social support  
Strong 146 (26.6)
Moderate 306 (55.8)
Poor 96 (17.5)
  1. *FAS: Family Affluence Scale.
  2. ** SDQ: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire