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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics

From: What drives attitude towards telemedicine among families of pediatric patients? A survey

  Number Percent
Respondent’s sex
 Female 522 70.16
 Male 222 29.84
Respondent’s age
  ≤ 35 years 228 30.89
 36–45 years 327 44.31
  ≥ 46 years 183 24.80
Foreign nationality 86 11.70
High school diploma or university degree 594 81.00
University degree 230 31.38
Employed 484 67.22
Living in the municipality of Rome 271 39.45
Living in the province of Rome 414 60.26
Living in Lazio Region 524 76.27
Child’s sex
 Female 367 49.80
 Male 370 50.20
Child’s age
  < 1 years 118 15.71
 1–5 years 232 30.89
 6–10 years 199 26.50
 11–17 years 164 21.84
  ≥ 18 years 38 5.06
Frequency of hospital visits during last year
 Never 131 17.90
 Up to 4 times 407 55.60
 5 or more times 194 26.50
At least 1 hospital visit in the last year by age
  < 1 years 62 57.41
 1–5 years 196 86.96
 6–10 years 171 87.24
 11–17 years 141 87.04
  ≥ 18 years 31 81.58
Visits to the pediatrician during last year
 Never 66 9.48
 Up to 4 times 383 55.03
 5 or more times 247 35.49
At least 1 visit with family pediatrician during last year by age
  < 1 years 90 89.11
 1–5 years 213 97.26
 6–10 years 172 92.47
 11–17 years 135 87.66
  ≥ 18 years 20 55.56
Chronic disease 561 74.70
Disease severity (ASA)
 Lev. 1 208 27.73
 Lev. 2 227 30.27
 Lev. 3 265 35.33
 Lev. 4 50 6.67