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Table 1 Family characteristics

From: Parental stress when caring for a child with cancer in Jordan: a cross-sectional survey

(mean and SD) Families - a child with cancer Families - no children with serious illness
Mothers Fathers Mothers Fathers
Age 34.00 (7.31) 39.99 (8.09) 35.62 (5.83) 42.10 (6.66)
PSS10 scores 23.98 (8.21) 20.25 (8.68) 17.94 (6.41) 15.13 (7.12)
No. of children 2.84 (1.36) 3.56 (1.44)
% of respondents
Employed (unemployed) 11.0 90.0 26.3 93.9
Education
Uneducated 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0
Elementary school 7.0 9.7 8.0 9.7
High school 37.0 36.3 39.4 26.9
College 53.3 45.7 48.7 53.4
University 1.7 8.0 3.6 10.0
Comfortable 23.0 20.3 33.5 32.2
Varies 47.7 42.7 58.0 59.5
Tight 29.3 37.0 8.5 8.3