Table 2

Parental and child characteristics in relation to parental educational level and household income, the DNBC 1996–2010, n=85 062

CharacteristicsTotal mean or per centMaternal educational level (%)Paternal educational level (%)Household income (%)
<10 years10–12 years>12 years<10 years10–12 years>12 years<2020–<4040–<6060–<8080–100
Total n10 95741 66732 43813 82744 08227 15316 11017 12917 12617 33517 362
Maternal mean age29.227.228.730.628.028.830.528.429.029.129.230.4
(Range)(15–46)(15–46)(17–45)(21–46)(15–45)(15–46)(18–45)(15–46)(16–46)(17–45)(18–46)(18–46)
Paternal mean age32.230.731.833.331.431.733.531.632.032.032.133.5
(Range)(16–71)(16–66)(17–71)(20–68)(16–66)(19–66)(22–71)(16–66)(17–67)(19–63)(20–64)(20–71)
Parity, 043.339.644.742.642.644.242.030.46.138.655.164.9
150.953.150.051.650.850.252.162.368.056.839.729.0
Missing5.87.35.55.66.65.65.97.35.94.75.36.1
Maternal mean BMI23.624.323.823.024.523.822.823.824.023.923.522.8
(Range)(13.9–57.8)(13.9–57.8)(14.2–52.5)(13.9–55.5)(13.9–55.5)(13.9–57.8)(13.9–54.0)(13.9–57.8)(14.2–55.5)(14.9–50.8)(13.9–48.8)(14.9–50.2)
Paternal mean BMI25.225.625.324.825.725.324.725.325.325.225.124.9
(Range)(14.9–57.9)(15.4–53.8)(14.9–57.8)(15.6–57.9)(15.1–47.9)(14.9–57.9)(16.2–55.9)(15.4–55.6)(15.1–57.8)(14.9–55.9)(16.2–57.9)(15.6–54.1)
Single household at 18 months2.14.82.11.34.42.11.14.42.21.81.41.0
Birth year
 19970.60.70.60.50.70.60.51.21.10.00.50.3
 199812.513.412.612.112.812.512.415.114.412.510.99.8
 199920.821.421.220.121.220.820.622.823.421.919.217.0
 200022.322.522.621.923.122.322.022.122.122.523.521.5
 200120.820.820.920.720.721.220.220.020.221.021.121.7
 200218.717.918.019.917.718.519.616.015.918.319.823.4
 20034.23.44.14.83.94.14.72.83.03.85.06.5
  • BMI, body mass index; DNBC, Danish National Birth Cohort.