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Table 2 Descriptive analysis of the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the parents

From: Brief version of the coping health inventory for parents (CHIP) among family caregivers of children with chronic diseases

Characteristics n (%) M (SD)
Age   31.93 (7.99)
Sex
 Women 320 (79)  
 Men 85 (21)  
Level of schooling
 High school 156 (38.5)  
 Elementary 145 (35.8)  
 Technical training 75 (17.5)  
 No formal education 17 (4.2)  
 Bachelor’s degree 16 (4)  
Occupation
 Housewife 303 (74.8)  
 Student 44 (10.9)  
 Employee 40 (9.9)  
 Businessman/businesswoman 14 (3.5)  
 Professional 4 (1)  
Marital status
 Married 184 (45.4)  
 Cohabitating 180 (44.4)  
 Separated 41 (10.1)  
Type of family
 Nuclear 223 (55.1)  
 Extended 111 (27.4)  
 Semi-extended 55 (13.6)  
 Single-parent 16 (4)  
Family life cycle
 Family with school-aged children or adolescents 236 (58.3)  
 Family with small children 144 (35.6)  
 Family with adult children 25 (6.2)  
Hours of care for the patient
 Between 1 and 8 h per day 323 (79.8)  
 Beteen 9 and 12 h per day 50 (12.3)  
 More than 13 h per day 35 (7.9)  
Monthly family income
 <  456 USD 281 (69.38)  
 [456, 826) USD 120 (29.62)  
 [826, 1620] USD 4 (0.98)