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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

Characteristicsn (%)M (SD)
Age 31.93 (7.99)
Sex
 Women320 (79) 
 Men85 (21) 
Level of schooling
 High school156 (38.5) 
 Elementary145 (35.8) 
 Technical training75 (17.5) 
 No formal education17 (4.2) 
 Bachelor’s degree16 (4) 
Occupation
 Housewife303 (74.8) 
 Student44 (10.9) 
 Employee40 (9.9) 
 Businessman/businesswoman14 (3.5) 
 Professional4 (1) 
Marital status
 Married184 (45.4) 
 Cohabitating180 (44.4) 
 Separated41 (10.1) 
Type of family
 Nuclear223 (55.1) 
 Extended111 (27.4) 
 Semi-extended55 (13.6) 
 Single-parent16 (4) 
Family life cycle
 Family with school-aged children or adolescents236 (58.3) 
 Family with small children144 (35.6) 
 Family with adult children25 (6.2) 
Hours of care for the patient
 Between 1 and 8 h per day323 (79.8) 
 Beteen 9 and 12 h per day50 (12.3) 
 More than 13 h per day35 (7.9) 
Monthly family income
 <  456 USD281 (69.38) 
 [456, 826) USD120 (29.62) 
 [826, 1620] USD4 (0.98)