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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the Sample

From: The Chinese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Family Impact Module: cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation

Demographic Characteristics Parents of Asthma children (N = 136) Parents of Heart Disease Children (N = 264)
  N % N %
Characteristics of Parents     
Relationship to Patient     
Father 18 13.24 97 36.74
Mother 105 77.21 156 59.09
Grandfather 0 0.00 5 1.89
Grandmother 12 8.82 3 1.14
Others 1 0.74 3 1.14
Level of Family Income     
High 1 0.74 0 0.00
Intermediate high 17 12.50 8 3.03
Intermediate mid 92 67.65 104 39.39
Intermediate low 22 16.18 84 31.82
Low 4 2.94 68 25.76
Method of Payment for the Child's Medical Care     
Free medical service 14 10.29 6 2.27
Medical insurance 43 31.62 52 19.70
Rural cooperative medical service 3 2.21 89 33.71
Self-paying 75 55.15 114 43.18
Others 1 0.74 3 1.14
Characteristics of Children     
Ages (years)     
2~4 59 43.38 116 43.94
5~7 42 30.88 61 23.11
8~2 31 22.79 43 16.29
13~18 4 2.94 44 16.67
Gender     
Male 93 68.38 150 56.82
Female 43 31.62 114 43.18
Groups     
Inpatient 1 0.74 207 78.41
Outpatient 135 99.26 57 21.59
Disease Duration (years)     
<2 51 37.50 74 28.03
2~ 54 39.71 82 31.06
≥4 31 22.79 108 40.91
Disease Status     
Mild 91 66.91 156 59.09
Moderate 35 25.74 66 25.00
Severe 6 4.41 42 15.91
Not reported 4 2.94 0 0.00