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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Measuring children’s emotional and behavioural problems: are SDQ parent reports from native and immigrant parents comparable?

  Sample
Full sample German natives Russian origin Turkish origin Chi2-test/
ANOVA
N: 11,812 10,610 534 668  
Interview partner
 Mother 86.2% 88.5% 83.5% 57.9% χ2 (4) = 506.09**
 Father 8.9% 7.6% 8.4% 29.5%
 Both 4.9% 4.2% 8.1% 12.6%
Interview partner born in Germany
 Yes 91.5% 100% 1.7% 19.5% χ2 (6) = 10611.2**
 No 7.5% 0% 90.3% 68.5%
 Both parents: one born in Germany 0.1% 0% 0.2% 2.6%
Both parents: none born in Germany 0.9% 0% 7.9% 9.4%
Gender of the child
 Male 51.0% 50.6% 52.8% 55.7% χ2 (2) = 7.12*
 Female 49.0% 49.4% 47.2% 44.3%
Age of the child (3–17 years)
 M/SD 9.87/4.24 9.93/4.23 9.66/4.22 9.01/4.12 F (2, 11809) = 15.45**
Socio-economic status
 Low 13.9% 11.1% 27.7% 50.7% χ2 (4) = 935.24**
 Medium 61.2% 62.0% 62.9% 44.6%
 High 24.9% 26.9% 9.5% 4.7%
  1. *p < 0.05;**p < 0.01