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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of caregivers of individuals with ASD

From: Qualitative evaluation of the Autism Behavior Inventory: use of cognitive interviewing to establish validity of a caregiver report scale for autism spectrum disorder

Characteristic Total (N = 50)
Age of individual with ASD (years)  
 Mean (SD) 12.4 (8.15)
 Median [range] 12 [2–40]
Gender of individual with ASD, n (%)  
 Female 17 (34)
 Male 33 (66)
Age of caregiver (years)  
 Mean (SD) 42.3 (8.88)
 Median [range] 43 [26–59]
Gender of caregiver, n (%)  
 Male 6 (12)
 Female 44 (88)
Ethnicity of caregiver, n (%)  
 Not Hispanic or Latino 46 (92)
Racial background of caregiver, n (%)  
 White 30 (60)
 Black or African American 14 (28)
 Other 6 (12)
Education status of caregiver, n (%)  
 Secondary school 1 (2)
 Some college 26 (52)
 College degree 15 (30)
 Postgraduate degree 7 (14)
 Doctorate degree 1 (2)
Employment status of caregiver, n (%)  
 Part-time work 8 (16)
 Full-time work 24 (48)
 Homemaker 16 (32)
 Retired 1 (2)
 Disabled 1 (2)
  1. ASD autism spectrum disorder, SD standard deviation