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Table 1 Descriptive statistics: NSS-8 factors and sociodemographic variables, parents (a)

From: Parental satisfaction with neonatal intensive care units: a quantitative cross-sectional study

  N Median (Range) MEAN (SD)
Factors in NSS-8
 F1 Care and treatment (1–5) 493 4.6 (2.0–5.0) 4.5 (0.5)
 F2 Doctors (1–5) 547 4.1 (1.0–5.0) 4.0 (0.7)
 F3 Visit (1–5) 543 4.3 (1.3–5.0) 4.4 (0.7)
 F4 Information (1–5) 526 4.3 (1.0–5.0) 4.2 (0.7)
 F5 Facility (1–5) 512 4.5 (1.8–5.0) 4.4 (0.6)
 F6 Parent anxiety (1–5) 562 4.0 (1.0–5.0) 3.8 (0.9)
 F7 Discharge (1–5) 549 4.0 (1.7–5.0) 4.0 (0.8)
 F8 Siblings (1–5) 171 4.0 (1.0–5.0) 3.7 (1.1)
 Total satisfaction of NSS-8 432 (76%)   
Demographic Variables
 Mother’s age 312 29 (18–42) 30.1 (5.5)
 Father’s age 256 32 (19–62) 33.1 (7.0)
  N (%)  
Education level mothers:
 Higher ed. > 4 years 76 (24)
 Higher ed. < 4 years 108 (35)
 College 113 (36)
 Grammar school 15 (5)
Education level fathers:
 Higher ed. > 4 years 50 (20)
 Higher ed. < 4 years 66 (26)
 College 126 (50)
 Grammar school 12 (4)
Work status mothers:
 In paid work 217 (70)
 Not paid work/education 95 (30)
Work status fathers:
 In paid work 232 (91)
 Not paid work/education 24 (9)
Main income mothers:
 In paid work 233 (75)
 Not in paid work 79 (25)
Main income fathers:
 In paid work 236 (92)
 Not in paid work 20 (8)
Marital status mothers:
 Married/in relationship 300 (96)
 Divorced/single parent 11 (4)
Marital status fathers:
 Married/in relationship 247 (97)
 Divorced/single parent 7 (3)
Language mothers:
 Norwegian 275 (88)
 Not Norwegian 37 (12)
Language fathers:
 Norwegian 232 (91)
 Not Norwegian 24 (9)
Travel time to hospital mothers:
 Less than 1 h 156 (50)
 More than 1 h 156 (50)
Travel time to hospital fathers:
 Less than 1 h 137 (54)
 More than 1 h 119 (46)
Length of stay
 2 days – 2 weeks 347 (61)
  > 2 weeks 221 (39)
Sole provider mothers:
 Yes 124 (40)
 No 188 (60)
Sole provider fathers:
 Yes 25 (10)
 No 231 (90)
Support from family and friends mothers:
 Support 275 (88)
 Not support 37 (12)
Support from family and friends fathers:
 Support 232 (91)
 Not support 24 (9)
  1. Median and range reported as appropriate for non-parametric data and Mean and SD are reported as additional data information
  2. (a) Partly reported in Hagen [26] due to same data collection