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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the population studied (n = 385)

From: Parental knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding antibiotic use for acute upper respiratory tract infections in children: a cross-sectional study in Palestine

Variable Frequency (%), or mean ± SD, or median [interquartile] N = 385
Gender
 Male 144 (37.4)
 Female 241 (62.6)
Age ± SD (year) 31.6 ± 7
Median number of children aged less than six years 2 [1–2]
Median number of children aged more than six years 0 [0–2]
Health insurance
 Governmental insurance 142 (36.9)
 Private insurance 127 (33.0)
 Do not have insurance 116 (30.1)
Participant’s educational level
 Elementary school (primary) 79 (20.5)
 High school (secondary school) 149 (36.4)
 University 166 (43.1)
Income level of the family per montha
 Low (less than 500 JD) 67 (17.4)
 Average (500–1000 JD) 285 (74)
 High (more than 3000 JD) 33 (8.6)
Residency
 City 239 (62.1)
 Rural 101 (26.2)
 Palestinian refugee camps 45 (11.7)
Child with chronic disease 41 (10.6)
  1. a1 Jordanian Dinar (JD) equals 1.41 US Dollar