Table 1

Characteristics of the study population

Domestic adopteesInternational adopteesFoster careGeneral population
n=618n=8778n=1115930 944
Sex
 Men56.138.549.451.4
 Women43.961.550.648.6
Age at adoption/entry into foster care
 0–12 months90.342.545.5
 13–24 months9.757.554.5
Year of birth
 1972–197450.323.130.232.6
 1975–197727.732.826.029.4
 1978–198122.044.143.838.0
Marks in ninth grade
 Mean average2.993.082.553.21
Education in 2005
 ≤9 years10.010.235.29.3
 10–12 years55.250.654.949.1
 13+ years34.839.29.941.5
Income in quintiles in 2005
 First11.814.626.113.2
 Second17.317.824.218.3
 Third19.420.523.120.2
 Fourth23.624.416.222.7
 Fifth27.822.610.525.6
Employed November 200579.069.753.373.4
Student in 200513.024.812.320.1
Geographic residency
 City42.952.837.742.9
 Town43.939.144.643.9
 Rural13.38.18.513.3