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Table 1 Distribution of parental couples, and of outpatient mental care for anxiety and depression (2001-01-01-2006-12-31), and prescription of anxiety drugs and anti- depressants (2005-07-01-2008-07-31) among children, between categories of gender (in)equality; by sex and in total; p-value chi-square test

From: Could gender equality in parental leave harm off-springs' mental health? a registry study of the Swedish parental/child cohort of 1988/89

Mental ill-health: Gender (in)equality: Distribution of parental couples Outpatient mental care Anxiety Outpatient mental care Depression Anxiety drugs Anti-depressants
Boys:      
Very traditional 47 506 (87.5%) 0.9% 0.7% 3.6% 3.1%
Rather traditional 4 483 (8.3%) 0.9% 0.7% 3.5% 3.1%
Very untraditional 1 317 (2.4%) 1.3% 1.1% 3.6% 3.3%
Equal 420 (0.8%) 1.4% 1.4% 4.3% 2.9%
Rather untraditional 556 (1.0%) 0.7% 1.1% 3.4% 2.3%
Total 54 282 516 (1.0%) 370 (0.7%) 1 940 (3.6%) 1 682 (3.1%)
p-value chi-square test distributions   0.536 0.052 0.948 0.840
Girls:      
Very traditional 45 106 (87.6%) 2.2% 1.8% 6.6% 6.7%
Rather traditional 4 212 (8.2%) 2.2% 1.9% 6.4% 7.0%
Equal 1 234 (2.4%) 1.5% 2.1% 8.7% 7.7%
Rather untraditional 415 (0.8%) 1.9% 1.0% 5.1% 5.8%
Very untraditional 537 (1.0%) 2.4% 2.2% 6.1% 7.3%
Total 51 504 1 106 (2.1%) 920 (1.8%) 3 402 (6.6%) 3 462 (6.7%)
p-value chi-square test distributions   0.529 0.506 0.031 0.504
Both:      
Very traditional 92 612 (87.5%) 1.5% 1.2% 5.0% 4.8%
Rather traditional 8 695 (8.2%) 1.5% 1.3% 4.9% 5.0%
Equal 2 551 (2.4%) 1.4% 1.6% 6.0% 5.4%
Rather untraditional 835 (0.8%) 1.7% 1.2% 4.7% 4.3%
Very untraditional 1 093 (1.0%) 1.6% 1.6% 4.8% 4.8%
Total 105 786 1 622 (1.6%) 1 290 (1.2%) 5 342 (5.0%) 5 144 (4.9%)
p-value chi-square test distributions   0.967 0.235 0.200 0.599