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Table 1 Parents’ demographic characteristics (N = 570)

From: Parents’ self-directed practices towards the use of antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Variables n (%)
Gender
Male 42 (7.4)
Female 528 (92.6)
Age
20–30 years 431 (75.6)
31–40 years 92 (16.1)
41–60 years 47 (8.2)
Educational status
Primary school 2 (0.4)
Secondary school 4 (0.7)
High school 17 (3.0)
College 318 (55.8)
University 23 (4.0)
No education 206 (36.1)
Family income level
Very high 18 (3.2)
High 111 (19.5)
Moderate 418 (73.3)
Low 14 (2.5)
Very low 9 (1.6)
Residence
Big town 557 (97.7)
Small town 12 (2.1)
Village 1 (0.2)
Number of children
0 72 (12.6)
1 217 (38.1)
2 126 (22.1)
3 67 (11.8)
4 52 (9.1)
5 18 (3.2)
More than 5 18 (3.2)
Parent of single child
Yes 32 (5.6)
No 538 (94.4)
Do your children often suffer from Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?
Yes 302 (53.0)
No 268 (47.0)
Sources of information you have about judicious antibiotic use
Physician 386 (67.7)
Television 31 (5.4)
Radio 10 (1.8)
Newspaper 11 (1.9)
Friend 25 (4.4)
Family relative 48 (8.4)
Other 59 (10.4)