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Table 2 General characteristics of parents’ of HFMD patients

From: Molecular epidemiology and clinical features of hand, foot and mouth disease in northern Thailand in 2016: a prospective cohort study

Characteristic n %
Total 612 100.0
Marital status
 Single 18 2.9
 Married 544 88.9
 Widow and divorce 50 8.2
Religion
 Buddhism 600 98.0
 Christianity 12 2.0
Father’s occupation
 Unemployed 66 10.8
 Government employee 24 3.9
 Farmer 142 23.2
 Daily-wage employee 302 49.4
 Unprofessional skilled job 78 12.7
Mother’s occupation
 Unemployed 168 27.5
 Government employee 18 2.9
 Farmer 108 17.7
 Daily-wage employee 232 37.8
 Unprofessional skilled job 86 14.1
Major caregiver
 Father 14 2.3
 Mother 346 56.5
 Relative 202 33.0
 Father and mother 50 8.2
Education of caregiver
 Not educated 174 28.4
 Primary school 178 29.1
 Secondary school 82 13.4
 High school 108 17.7
 Vocational and higher 70 11.4
Daily cleaning of food and drink containers
 No 32 5.2
 Yes 580 94.8