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Table 1 Socio-demographic data of parents participating in the study (N = 402)

From: Beliefs and practices regarding childhood fever among parents: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Item Frequency (%) N = 402
Gender Male 241 (60.0)
Female 161 (40.0)
Number of children aged less than six years 1 child 289 (71.9)
2 children 79 (19.6)
3 children 24 (6.0)
4 children 10 (2.5)
Health insurance Governmental insurance 163 (40.6)
Private insurance 56 (13.9)
Both 13 (3.2)
Do not have one 170 (42.3)
Father’s educational level Elementary school (primary) 23 (5.7)
Middle school (junior high school) 42 (10.4)
High school (secondary school) 112 (27.9)
University 225 (56.0)
Mother’s educational level Elementary school (primary) 17 (4.2)
Middle school (junior high school) 44 (10.9)
High school (secondary school) 133 (33.1)
University 208 (51.8)
Employment status Both works 108 (26.8)
One of them works 278 (69.2)
Neither works 16 (4.0)
Income level of the family a Low (less than 500 JD) 89 (22.1)
Average (500–1000 JD) 225 (56.0)
High (1001–3000 JD) 78 (19.4)
Very high (more than 3000 JD) 10 (2.5)
Residency City 346 (86.0)
Rural 40 (10.0)
  Palestinian refugee camps 16 (4.0)
  1. a1 Jordanian Dinar (JD) equals 1.41 US Dollar.