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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of dyads of children with mobility impairments and parents

From: Measuring the health-related quality of life of children with impaired mobility: examining correlation and agreement between children and parent proxies

Demographic characteristics Number (%)
Study site
 NHS Wheelchair Service 2 (15.4)
 Wheelchair charity 11 (84.6)
Parent gender
 Female 12 (92.3)
 Male 1 (7.7)
Parent age
 30–39 years 3 (23.1)
 40–49 years 8 (61.5)
 50–59 years 2 (15.4)
Parent ethnicity
 White British 13 (100)
Parent education
 Higher 4 (30.7)
 Further (e.g. a level) 2 (15.4)
 GCSE/O level 2 (15.4)
 Other 3 (23.1)
 None 2 (15.4)
Annual household income
 £5000–£15,000 1 (7.7)
 £16,000–£25,000 1 (7.7)
 £26,000–£35,000 1 (7.7)
 £36,000–£50,000 6 (46.2)
 £51,000–£75,000 2 (15.4)
 £75,000 or more 1 (7.7)
 Missing 1 (7.7)
Parent employment status
 Full-time 1 (7.7)
 Part-time 6 (46.2)
 Unemployed 6 (46.2)
Child’s condition
 Cerebral palsy 11 (84.6)
 Hemiplegia/stroke 1 (7.7)
 Muscular dystrophy 1 (7.7)
Child age
 6–15 years 7 (58.8)
 16–18 years 6 (46.2)
Child gender
 Female 5 (38.5)
 Male 8 (61.5)
Child education
 Primary school 2 (15.4)
 High school 5 (38.5)
 College 4 (30.7)
 University 1 (7.7)
 Home schooled 1 (7.7)
Frequency of child’s equipment use
 Most of the time 2 (15.4)
 All of the time 11 (84.6)
Type of equipment used by child
 Manual 4 (33.3)
 Manual and EPIOC 9 (66.7)
  1. % refers to the percentage of research participants