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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey respondents.

From: A survey on knowledge and self-reported formula handling practices of parents and child care workers in Palermo, Italy

  Parents Child care workers
   % of respondents   % of respondents
Total n = 417   n = 314  
Age (yr)*     
   <35   44.6   9.0
   35-44   51.8   45.8
   ≥45   3.6   45.2
Total n = 392 100 n = 299 100
Mean (SD)   35.09 (5.23)   44.04 (6.85)
Unanswered n = 25 (6.0%)   n = 15 (4.8%)  
Ethnicity*     
   Italian   93.5   99.7
   Other   6.5   0.3
Total n = 401 100 n = 306 100
Unanswered n = 16 (4.0%)   n = 8 (2.6%)  
Education (yr)*     
   <5   0.5   0
   5   4.9   1.6
   8   26.4   20.8
   13   49.1   68.7
   >13   19.1   8.9
Total n = 402 100 n = 303 100
Unanswered n = 15 (3.6%)   n = 11 (3.5%)  
Gender†     
   Male   9.2   4.8
   Female   90.8   95.2
Total n = 414 100 n = 314 100
Unanswered n = 3 (0.7%)   n = 0  
Nr of children*     
   0   0   7.4
   1   33.6   24.2
   2   45.6   51.3
   >2   20.6   17.1
Total n = 399 100 n = 269 100
Mean (SD)   1.94 (0.94)   1.80 (0.86)
Unanswered n = 18 (4.3%)   n = 45 (14.3%)  
  1. * P < 0.001
  2. † P = 0.01