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Table 1 Demographic information of parents (N = 420)

From: The difficulties experienced during the preparation and administration of oral drugs by parents at home: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

CharacteristicsItemNumber (%)
GenderMale5 (1.2)
Female415 (98.8)
Age<2574 (17.6)
25-29135 (32)
30-34107 (25.5)
35-3973 (17.4)
40-4424 (5.7)
>457 (1.7)
ResidencyCity363 (86.4)
Village48 (11.4)
Palestinian refugee camp9 (2.1)
Number of children aged between six months and ten years1 child147 (35)
2 children147 (35)
3 children93 (22.1)
4 children27 (6.4)
5 children6 (1.4)
Participant’s educational levelNot educated4 (1)
Primary school24 (5.7)
Secondary school141 (33.60
University251 (59.8)
Father employmentaEmployed406 (96.7)
Non employed10 (2.4)
Mother employmentEmployed83 (19.8)
Non employed337 (80.2)
Income level of the familyb<2000 ILS102 (24.3)
2000-4999 ILS247 (58.8)
5000-9999 ILS56 (13.3)
>10000 ILS15 (3.6)
Health insuranceGovernmental219 (52.1)
Private58 (13.8)
No insurance143 (34)
  1. aThere are 4 dead fathers
  2. b1Israeli Shekel (ILS) equals 0.27 US Dollar