Table 1

General characteristics of the study population
Cystic fibrosis Type 1 Diabetes Down Syndrome HIV infection Neurological disease Total p
N = 57 N = 52 N = 70 N = 36 N = 60 N = 275
Age, years; mean (SD) 9.5 (4.9) 10.3 (3.9) 5.5 (3.9) 10.4 (4.0) 8.8 (5.0) 8.6 (4.8) <0.01 a
Females; N (%) 23 (40.4) 23 (44.2) 37 (52.9) 21 (58.3) 22 (36.7) 126 (45.8) 0.17 b
Foreigners; n (%) 2 (3.5) 0 2 (2.9) 4 (11.1) 0 8 (2.9) 0.02 b
Mother’s age, years; mean (SD) 39.2 (6.5) 41.8 (4.9) 40.9 (6.5) 40.1 (9.7) 38.8 (6.9) 40.1 (6.8) 0.11 c
Father’s age, years; mean (SD) 42.9 (6.4) 44.7 (5.3) 43.0 (6.9) 43.5 (7.9) 41.9 (6.6) 43.1 (6.6) 0.25 c
Mothers with at least high school diploma; N (%) 40 (70.2) 30 (57.7) 48 (68.6) 5 (20.0) 32 (54.2) 155 (58.9) <0.01 b
Employed mothers; N (%) 23 (40.3) 33(63.5) 35 (50.0) 8 (30.8) 19 (31.7) 118 (44.5) <0.01 b
Fathers with at least high school diploma; N (%) 32 (56.1) 26 (53.1) 43 (64.2) 3 (15.8) 33 (56.9) 137 (54.8) <0.01 b
Employed fathers; N (%) 54 (94.7) 46 (92.0) 65 (95.6) 14 (70.0) 55 (94.8) 234 (92.5) <0.01 b
Number of visits by specialty pediatrician in the last year; mean (SD) 4.5 (1.3) 4.5 (1.5) 2.9 (2.0) 5.9 (0.6) 3.9 (1.3) 4.1 (1.7) <0.01 a
Number of visits by family pediatrician in the last year; mean (SD) 2.9 (2.3) 3.6 (2.0) 4.4 (1.7) 2.4 (2.3) 4.5 (1.7) 3.7 (2.1) <0.01 a
Number of visits by community vaccinators in the last year; mean (SD) 0.6 (0.9) 0.3 (0.5) 0.8 (1.3) 0.3 (0.5) 0.5 (1.1) 0.5 [1] 0.26 a

Notes:

a) Kruskal-Wallis test.

b) Chi squared test.

c) Anova F-test.

Missing values range: 1–17.

Pandolfi et al.

Pandolfi et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:984   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-984

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