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Table 1 Self-reported characteristics of the participants in the study

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of parents towards varicella and its vaccination

  N %
Gender (414)
 Male 113 27.3
 Female 301 72.7
Age (years) (408) 40.4 ± 6 (22–58)a
 18–30 25 6.1
 31–35 57 14
 36–40 112 27.4
 41–45 137 33.6
  > 45 77 18.9
Marital status (411)
 Married 334 81.3
 Other 77 18.7
Education level (411)
 No formal education, elementary or middle school 68 16.5
 High school 147 35.8
 College degree or higher 196 47.7
Socioeconomic status (395)
 Low 164 41.5
 Middle 131 33.2
 High 100 25.3
Number of children (414)
 1 88 21.3
 2 227 54.8
  ≥ 3 99 23.9
Number of children by age (years) (414)   
 4 50 12.1
 5 68 16.4
 6 151 36.5
 7 145 35
Birth order of the selected children (414)
 First 203 49
 Second 149 36
 Third 48 11.6
 Fourth and more 14 3.4
Varicella vaccination according to the age (years) of the selected children (156)b
 4–5 45 28.8
 6–7 111 71.2
  1. In brackets there is the number of parents reporting the information
  2. Number for each item may not add up to total number of study population due to missing value
  3. a Mean ± standard deviation (range)
  4. b Only for the selected children who had been vaccinated