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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Parents’ experiences of information-seeking and decision-making regarding complementary medicine for children with autism spectrum disorder: a qualitative study

CharacteristicSample % (n)
Gender
 Female95.2 (20)
Age
 Mean, years43.1
 Range, years31–54
Age of the parents’ children with ASD
 Mean, years8.7
 Range, years3 to 17
Age of ASD diagnosis
 Mean, years4.0
 Range, years2 to 11
Education
 Completed high school4.8 (1)
 Post-school qualification (e.g. certificate or diploma)38.1 (8)
 Bachelor degree or higher42.9 (9)
 Othera14.3 (3)
Employment
 Not in the paid work force23.8 (5)
 Full-time9.5 (2)
 Part-time38.1 (8)
 Otherb28.6 (6)
Marital status
 Never married4.8 (1)
 Married / De facto81 (17)
 Divorced4.8 (1)
 Separated, but not divorced9.5 (2)
Country born71.4 (15)
 Australia 
Private health insurance
 Yes66.7 (14)
Language spoken at home
 English90.5 (19)
Annual household income-gross (N = 20)
 Less than $20,000 per year4.8 (1)
 $20,000–$39,999 per year14.3 (3)
 $40,000–$59,999 per year9.52 (2)
 $60,000–$75,999 per year9.52 (2)
 $80,000–$99,999 per year14.3 (3)
 $100,000–$149,999 per year28.6 (6)
 $150,000 or more14.3 (3)
  1. aOther: currently studying, bother: studying, employed on a casual basis
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