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Table 1 Demographic information

From: The importance of physician knowledge of autism spectrum disorder: results of a parent survey

Relation to child Number of participants (percentage)
Mother 110 (75%)
Father 15 (10%)
Step mother 3 (2%)
Legal guardian 2 (1%)
Adoptive mother 2 (1%)
Other 14 (10%)
Race/ethnicity Number of participants (percentage)
African American 7 (5%)
Asian/Pacific Islander 3 (2%)
Caucasian/European American 129 (88%)
Native American 1 (1%)
Latino, Hispanic, or Chicano 1 (1%)
No answer 3 (2%)
Highest level of education Number of participants (percentage)
Some high school 1 (1%)
High school graduate 15 (10%)
Some college 42 (29%)
College degree 40 (27%)
Some graduate studies 14 (10%)
Graduate degree 32 (22%)
No answer 2 (1%)
Annual Income Number of participants (percentage)
Under $20,000 7 (5%)
$20,000–39,999 28 (19%)
$40,000–59,999 37 (25%)
$60,000–79,999 27 (18%)
$80,000–99,999 15 (10%)
$100,000 and above 20 (14%)
No answer 12 (8%)
Years lived in Virginia Number of participants (percentage)
1–10 29 (21%)
11–20 23 (17%)
21–30 24 (17%)
31–40 39 (28%)
41–50 14 (10%)
51 or more 10 (7%)
Years in local area Number of participants (percentage)
1–10 49 (35%)
11–20 45 (32%)
21–30 22 (16%)
31–40 19 (13%)
41–50 4 (3%)
51 or more 2 (1%)
Rural status Number of participants (percentage)
Rural 30 (21%)
Mixed 67 (47%)
Urban 46 (32%)
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