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Table 2 Demographic data

From: Daily life changes and adaptations investigated in 154 families with a child suffering from a rare disability at a public centre for rare diseases in Northern Italy

Demografic data
Respondent Patient sex Patient age Parents age
  N %   N %   M SD   M SD
 Mother 108 70.1 Boys 79 51,3 Patient age 7,04 4,69 Father 42,38 7,19
 Father 46 29.9 Girls 73 47,4     Mother 39,08 6,6
  total 154 100 total 152 98,7       
Fathers' study Mothers' study Fathers' work Mothers' work
  N %   N %   N %   N %
 High school 47 30,5 High school 56 36,4 Employee 40 26 Employee 51 30,6
 Middle school 45 29,2 Middle school 34 22,1 Freelance 31 20 Housewife 46 29,9
 Degree 28 18,2 Degree 32 20,8 Specialized workman 24 15,6 Teacher 11 7,1
 3-year diploma 19 12,3 3-year diploma 28 18,1 Artisan 17 11 Freelance 9 5,8
 Primary school 7 4,5 Primary school 2 1,3 Manager 9 5,8 Specialized workman 8 5,2
  total 146 94,8 total 152 98,7 No-specialized workman 9 5,8 No-specialized workman 8 5,2
       Merchant 5 3,2 Other works 5 3,2
Parents conjugality   Other works 5 3,2 Pensioner 5 3,2
  N %     Unemployed 2 1,3 Merchant 3 1,9
 Married 117 76     Soldier 2 1,2 Manager 2 1,3
 Unmarried couple 28 18,2     Pensioner 1 0,6 Artisan 1 0,6
 Divorced 6 3,9     total 154 100 total 154 100
 Widowed 1 0,6          
  total 152 98,7