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Table 1 Socio-demographic variables for parents and mental health for parents (Global Severity Index, GSI) and children (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, SDQ, and GSI) at T3.

From: Paternal predictors of the mental health of children of Vietnamese refugees

   Mother (n = 42) Father (n = 50)
Socio-demogr. Mean number of children 2.6 (SD1.0, range 1-5) 2.7 (SD 0.91, range 1-5)
  Total number of years education 11.7 (SD 4.0) 12.8 (SD 4.5)
  Employment 85% (n = 35) 77% (n = 47)
  Norwegian network   
     ≤10 friends 64% (n = 18) 69% (n = 31)
     More than 10 36% (n = 10) 31% (n = 14)
  Vietnamese network   
     ≤10 friends 29% (n = 8) 44% (n = 20)
     More than 10 71% (n = 20) 56% (n = 25)
Mental health parents   
Mean GSI 0.45 (SD 0.47) 0.50 (SD 0.51)
Mental health children   
Age 19-23 years Mean GSI (n = 12) 0.37 (SD 0.38)
Age 10-18 years SDQ, self-reports, mean total problem score (n = 59) 9.3 (SD 4.6)
  SDQ, parents reports, mean total problem score (n = 61) 9.1 (SD 6.0)
Age 4-9 years SDQ parents reports, mean total problem score (n = 27) 8.9 (SD 5.0)