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Table 1 Main characteristics of the children and parents

From: Evaluation of the use of health care services for non-communicable disease and prevention by children and adolescents in south Italy

  Total
(n = 891)
Parents N %
Gender
 Male 198 22.2
 Female 693 77.8
Age (years) 43.4 ± 6.4(21–71)a
Marital status
 Married 783 87.8
 Other 108 12.2
Educational level
 Primary school or less 20 2.3
 Middle school 166 18.6
 High school 439 49.3
 Baccalaureate/graduate degree 266 29.8
At least one parent who is a health care professional
 No 805 90.4
 Yes 86 9.6
Number of children
 1 107 12
 2 545 61.2
  > 2 239 26.8
Number of cohabiting 3.3 ± 1.1(1–10)a
Children
Gender
 Male 359 40.3
 Female 532 59.7
Age (years) 12.6 ± 3.5(5–18)a
 5–10 231 25.9
 11–14 353 39.6
 15–18 307 34.5
Chronic conditions
 None 744 83.5
 At least one 147 16.5
Health problems in the last year
 No 602 67.6
 Yes 289 32.4
Parent’s perception of health problem
 Very slight 301 33.8
 Slight 198 22.2
 Moderate 352 39.5
 Serious 40 4.5
Having day lost from school due to health problems
 No 502 56.3
 Yes 389 43.7
  1. aMean ± standard deviation (range)
  2. Number for each item may not add up to total number of study population due to missing value