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Table 1 Demographics characteristics of parents of children and adolescents with Pervasive development disorder (PDDs), Mental retardation (MR), Cerebral Palsy (CP) and controls CG).

From: Impairment of quality of life in parents of children and adolescents with pervasive developmental disorder

  PDDs (N = 69) MR (N = 89) CP (N = 54) CG (N = 77) TOT (N = 289)
Fathers/Mothers 30/39 40/49 27/27 35/42 132/157
Age (Mean ± SD) 37 ± 12.7 43 ± 14.5 39 ± 12.5 41 ± 14.3 40 ± 13.5
Family status      
   Married/Cohabitating 53 (77%) 67 (75%) 40 (74%) 60 (68%) 220 (76%)
   Separated 15 (22%) 18 (20%) 12 (22%) 16 (21%) 61 (21%)
   Widowed 3 (4%) 2 (2%) 2 (4%) 2 (3%) 9 (3%)
Level of Education      
   Primary 26 (38%) 35 (39%) 22 (41%) 30 (39%) 113 (39%)
   Secondary 30 (43%) 39 (44%) 24 (44%) 34 (44%) 127 (44%)
   University 12 (17%) 14 (16%) 10 (19%) 13 (17%) 49 (17%)
Sons/Daughters 42/11 33/22 15/15 17/31 107/79
Age (Mean ± SD) 7.5 ± 5 6.3 ± 7 9 ± 5 8 ± 4 7.7 ± 5.2