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Table 2 Characteristics of the chronically ill children

From: A predictive model of Health Related Quality of life of parents of chronically ill children: the importance of care-dependency of their child and their support system

Age (mean, sd) 10.0 (4.4)
Time since diagnosis in years (mean, sd) 7.9 (4.2)
Diagnosis: n (%)
   Asthma 90 (17)
   Survivors of brain tumor 38 (7)
   Diabetes 24 (4)
   Down syndrome 101 (19)
   Duchenne muscular dystrophy 57 (10)
   End stage renal disease 21 (5)
   Metabolic diseases 118 (22)
   Profound complex handicap 13 (2)
   Sickle cell disease 61 (11)
   Spina Bifida 20 (4)