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Table 1 Basic personal parental information in stepfamilies and non-stepfamilies

From: Characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health compared with non-stepfamilies in Japan

  Stepfamilies
n = 47
n (%)
Non-stepfamilies
n = 2199
n (%)
p value
Mothers
 Age
  Mean (SD, range) 32.6 (6.0, 21–43) 32.4 (4.6, 18–47) .826c
 Educational attainment level
  Not more than a high school education 31 (66.0) 329 (15.1) <.001a
  More than junior college graduation 16 (34.0) 1845 (84.9)  
 Employment
  Yes 28 (60.9) 1468 (67.4) .350a
  No 18 (39.1) 710 (32.6)  
Fathers
 Age
  Mean (SD, range) 34.4 (6.7, 22–50) 34.1 (5.5, 18–61) .791c
 Educational attainment level
  Not more than a high school education 26 (59.1) 424 (20.3) <.001a
  More than junior college graduation 18 (40.9) 1665 (79.7)  
 Employment
  Yes 44 (100.0) 2.077 (98.9) .485b
  No 0 (0.0) 23 (1.1)  
  1. No answers were excluded
  2. aChi-squared test
  3. bFisher’s exact probability test
  4. c t test