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Table 4 Demographics as a percentage of the sample: mothers vs. fathers

From: Parent and family impact of raising a child with perinatal stroke

  Mothers Fathers Statistical value
Child demographics n(%) n(%) (p-value)
Child’s age (years) Mean = 8.25 (SD = 5.82), Mean = 8.25 (SD = 5.82), --
Range = 0.5-17 Range = 0.5-17  
Child’s sex    --
 Male 15 (53.57%) 15 (53.57%)  
 Female 13 (46.43%) 13 (46.43%)  
Ethnicity    --
 Caucasian/White 26 (92.86%) 26 (92.86%)  
 Other 2 (7.14%) 2 (7.14%)  
PSOM totala Mean = 1.46 (SD = 1.35), Range = 0-5 Mean = 1.46 (SD = 1.35), Range = 0-5 --
Severity of conditionb    
 Mild 21 (75.00%) 20 (71.43%) .10 (.75)
 Moderate 7 (25.00%) 8 (28.57%)  
 Severe 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
Parent demographics    
Age (years) Mean = 40.57 (SD = 7.87), Mean = 42.32 (SD = 7.47), -.06 (.95)c
Range = 29-57 Range = 31-59  
Ethnicity    --
 Caucasian/White 26 (92.86%) 26 (92.86%)  
 Other 2 (7.14%) 2 (7.14%)  
Mental health concerns prior to child’s birth    1.02 (.50)
 Yes 7 (25.00%) 4 (14.29%)  
 No 21 (75.00%) 24 (85.71%)  
Total gross household income (CDN)d    2.00 (.37)
  < $70,000 7 (25.00%) 6 (21.43%)  
 $71,000-110,000 10 (35.71%) 6 (21.43%)  
  > $111,000 11 (39.29%) 16 (57.14%)  
Hours spent working outside of the home    24.83 (<.001)*
 <10 13 (46.43%) 2 (7.14%)  
 10-30 6 (21.43%) 2 (7.14%)  
 >30 9 (32.14%) 24 (85.72%)  
Education level    3.71 (.45)
 ≤High school certificate 4 (14.29%) 6 (21.43%)  
 College certificate or diploma 7 (25.00%) 7 (25.00%)  
 Bachelor’s degree 14 (50.00%) 8 (28.57%)  
 Master’s, doctorate, or professional degree 3 (10.71%) 7 (25.00%)  
  1. Note. n = 28 for both groups. All statistical values are X 2 unless otherwise specified.
  2. a n = 54. bRating is based on parents’ self-reported perceptions of the severity of their child’s condition. cStatistical value is a t-value. dThe mothers and fathers are from the same household, and therefore the differences reported in gross family income reflect differences in perception or understanding.
  3. *p-value < .05.