Table 1

Summarises socio-demographic characteristics of respondents

Descriptive statisticsFemales (n=2078)Males (n=1675)
Age, mean17.817.8
Child ethnicity, %
 White96.096.0
 Non-White4.04.0
Mother had history of depression, %20.518.9
Mother’s occupation, %
 Professional4.36.2
 Managerial and technical34.336.6
 Skilled non-manual41.939.6
 Skilled manual3.23.2
 Partly skilled13.513.1
 Unskilled2.81.3
Mother’s educational qualification, %
 Up to 16 years51.147.9
 Up to 18 years28.830.5
 Post 18 years20.121.6