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Table 2 Sample Characteristics

From: Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters: gender differences in factors associated with parent-child communication about sexual topics

  Fathers of sons (n = 455) Fathers of daughters (n = 374) Mothers of sons (n = 561) Mothers of daughters (n = 552)
Parent age (mean years) 44.7 44.7 42.1 42.1
Child age (mean years) 12.3 12.2 12.3 12.2
Parent education (%)     
   Less than high school 3.3 2.1 1.6 1.3
   High school graduate 15.2 9.9 13.0 13.6
   Some college 35.6 31.6 43.7 40.9
   Bachelor's degree or more 45.9 56.4 41.7 44.2
Race/ethnicity (%)     
   White 87.9 89.3 84.5 86.4
   Black 3.7 3.7 8.4 7.1
   Hispanic 3.1 3.2 3.7 3.3
   Other or mixed race 5.2 3.8 3.4 3.2
Marital status (%)     
   Married 92.3 92.8 74.0 75.4
   Never married 2.0 1.3 7.1 7.3
   Widowed/separated/divorced 5.7 5.9 18.9 17.4
Living with child's other parent (%) 89.9 89.8 64.6 65.9
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