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Table 1 Characteristics of the 2054 children in the sample (percentages/mean)

From: Pathways to child and adolescent psychiatric clinics: a multilevel study of the significance of ethnicity and neighbourhood social characteristics on source of referral

Variable Sweden
(n = 1678, 82%)
Nordic countries (other than Sweden)
(n = 54, 3%)
Other European countries
(n = 73, 4%)
Asia
(n = 145, 7%)
South America
(n = 64, 3%)
Africa
(n = 40, 2%)
Gender (%)       
Boys 34 24 43 41 47 48
Girls 66 76 57 59 53 52
Age (mean) 15 15 15 16 15 16
Family structure (%)       
Living with both parents 45 35 48 45 34 28
Not living with both parents 55 65 52 55 66 72
Neighbourhood socioeconomic deprivation¹ (%)       
Low 35.7 20.4 19.2 8.3 15.6 10.0
Middle 36.9 33.3 30.1 22.8 20.3 22.5
High 27.4 46.3 50.7 69.0 64.1 67.5
  1. ¹ For descriptive statistics, level of socioeconomic deprivation was divided into three groups (based on tertile cut-off points) ranging from low levels to high levels of socioeconomic deprivation