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Table 1 Characteristics of children and their families

From: Reorganizing pediatric rehabilitation services to improve accessibility: do we sacrifice quality?

Variables * Total
% (n = 222)
2007
% (n = 69)
2008
% (n = 80)
2009
% (n = 73)
Respondent     
   Natural mother 82.0% 84.1% 82.5% 79.5%
Highest school degree completed by the respondent     
   Collegial/University 52.3% 58.0% 52.5% 46.6%
Family situation     
   2 parents 74.8% 73.9% 80.0% 69.9%
Language at home     
   French 88.3% 87.0% 86.3% 91.8%
Area of residence     
   Living in urban area 52.7% 62.3% 51.3% 45.2%
Family annual income     
   35 000 or less CAN $ 55.0% 49.3% 65.0% 49.3%
Age of child (years)     
   Less than 5 24.3% 26.1% 25.0% 21.9%
   5 to 11 57.7% 62.3% 50.0% 61.6%
   12 to 21 18.0% 11.6% 25.0% 16.4%
Treatment sub programme     
   Developmental delay 19.4% 22.1% 20.3% 16.4%
   Dyspraxia 9.9% 10.3% 10.1% 9.6%
   Motor 16.2% 17.6% 20.3% 11.0%
   Speech and language 41.9% 41.2% 34.2% 52.1%
   Teenager (multidisability) 11.7% 8.8% 15.2% 11.0%
Time since child began receiving services (years)     
  3.8 (SD:4.3) 3.8 (SD:4.3) 4.4 (SD:4.5) 3,2 (SD:4.0)
Hours of direct services received† 44.1 (SD:41.6) 40.3 (SD:45.5) 47.7 (SD:42.1)‡ 43,6 (SD:37.2)
Total hours of service 94.7 (SD:86.0) 67.3 (SD:58.9) 115.1(SD:105.0)‡ 98,0 (SD:78.4) ‡
Total hours of individual care 54.8 (SD:56.0) 67.1 (SD:59.0) 51.2 (SD:58.2) ‡ 47,1 (SD:49.2) ‡
Total hours of group care 39.9 (SD:77.2) 0.2 (SD:1.3) 64.0 (SD:100.8) ‡ 51,2 (SD:69.8)
  1. SD: Standard Deviation.
  2. * When only one category is presented, it means that this is a two-category variable;
  3. † Hours of services received during the previous financial year (April 1st to March 31);
  4. ‡ Significatively more hours of services than non participants (p value between 0.00 and 0.03);
  5. Sum of percentages per category might be slightly under 100% due to missing data.