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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: Psychometric properties of online administered parental strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ), and normative data based on combined online and paper-and-pencil administration

  Internet n = 457 Paper-and-pencil n = 976 Total sample n = 1433
Parents’ marital status Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Married 307 (67.2) 604 (61.9) 911 (63.6)
Single-parents 54 (11.8) 125 (12.8) 179 (12.5)
Living together, but not married 85 (18.6) 207 (21.2) 292 (20.4)
Other 11 (2.4) 33 (3.4) 44 (3.1)
Missing value - 7 (0.7) 7 (0.5)
Education    
Elementary school or less 20 (4.4) 71 (7.3) 91 (6.4)
High school 190 (41.6) 380 (38.9) 570 (39.8)
College or university 247 (54.0) 521 (53.4) 768 (53.6)
Missing values - 4 (0.4) 4 (0.3)
Children’s gender    
Girls 240 (52.5) 483 (49.5) 723 (50.5)
Boys 217 (47.5) 493 (50.5) 710 (49.5)