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Table 1 Demographic data of the study sample (N = 89)

From: Quality of life among parents of children with phenylketonuria (PKU)

  Total sample (N=89)
Gender   
of caregivers Female 76 (85.6%)
Male 13 (14.6%)
of children Female 46 (51.7%)
Male 43 (48.3%)
Age (years)   
of caregiver Mean 39
SD 6.9
Range 22-59
of children Mean 9.0
SD 5.2
Range 0.8 – 19.2
Ethnicity Caucasian 88 (98.9%)
caregivers Other 1 (1.1%)
Marital status Married 78 (87.6%)
Divorced/ single parent 11 (12.4%)
Employment status of caregiver Employed 66 (74.2%)
Unemployed 23 (25.8%)
Education of caregiver Lower secondary school/ secondary school (8-10 years) 57 (64.1%)
  General qualification for university entrance/ university diploma (>10 years) 32 (35.9%)