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Table 1 The Socio-demographic characteristics of participating parents in the study

From: Assessment of quality of life among parents of children with congenital heart disease using WHOQOL-BREF: a cross-sectional study from Northwest Saudi Arabia

Characteristics of participating parentsParents of CHD children (n = 120)Parents of children with minor illnesses (n = 80)p-value
-Age (mean ± SD)36.8 ± 9.433.4 ± 10.20.01642*
-Mothers: no. (%)68 (56.7%)55 (68.8%)0.1624
-Fathers: no. (%)52 (43.3%)25 (31.2%)0.0705
-Married: no. (%)106 (88.3%)72 (90%)0.9156
- Education
 Elementary: no. (%)85 (70.8%)62 (77.5%)0.4840
 High school: no. (%)28 (23.4%)15 (18.7%)0.5130
 University level: no. (%)7 (5.8%)3 (3.8%)0.6563
-Unemployed: no. (%)42 (35%)36 (45%)0.1547
-Severity class distribution of children with CHD:
 Class I: no. (%)54 (45%)NANA
 Class II: no. (%)31 (25.8%)NANA
 Class III: no. (%)23 (19 .2%)NANA
 Class IV: no. (%)12 (10%)NANA
  1. *P <0.05 considered significant, using Unpaired T-test (Welch’s corrected) for comparison between age of parents of CHD children and age of parents of children with minor illnesses
  2. #P <0.05 considered significant, using chi-square test (with Yates correction) for comparison between percentages in the group of parents of CHD children and group of parents of children with minor illnesses