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Table 1 Distribution of parents by gender, age and selected socio-demographic characteristics

From: Knowledge of human papillomavirus infection and its prevention among adolescents and parents in the greater Milan area, Northern Italy

  Mothers (n = 1225) Fathers (n = 1093) All (n = 2331)a
  No. % No. % No. %
Age (years)       
<40 93 7.6 37 3.4 130 5.6
40-44 348 28.4 173 15.8 521 22.4
45-49 488 39.8 390 35.7 885 38.0
≥50 282 23.0 476 43.5 759 32.5
Missing values 14 1.2 17 1.6 36 1.5
Mean age ± SD (years) 46.1 ± 5.6   49.1 ± 5.6   47.5 ± 5.4  
Education       
Middle school diploma 176 14.4 222 20.3 398 17.1
High school diploma 564 46.0 406 37.0 973 41.7
Degree 475 38.8 462 42.4 944 40.5
Missing values 10 0.8 3 0.3 16 0.7
No. of children       
1 292 23.8 249 22.8 544 23.3
2 681 55.6 610 55.8 1296 55.6
3 198 16.2 180 16.5 380 16.4
≥4 50 4.1 52 4.8 103 4.4
Missing values 4 0.3 2 0.1 8 0.3
Age of child(ren) involved in the study b (years)       
<12 143 11.7 118 10.8 261 11.2
12-13 262 21.4 236 21.6 501 21.5
14-15 303 24.7 278 25.4 582 25.0
16-17 384 31.3 337 30.8 725 31.1
≥18 112 9.2 105 9.7 220 9.4
Missing values 21 1.7 19 1.7 42 1.8
Gender of child(ren) involved in the study       
Male 341 27.8 298 27.3 641 27.5
Female 821 67.0 719 65.8 1549 66.5
Both 57 4.7 65 5.9 122 5.2
Missing values 6 0.5 11 1.0 19 0.8
  1. SD, standard deviation. a Thirteen parents did not answer the question concerning gender. b When more than one offspring was involved, the age of the youngest is given.