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Table 1 Social and demographic characteristics of caregivers

From: “People look and ask lots of questions”: caregivers’ perceptions of healthcare provision and support for children born with cleft lip and palate

Characteristics N = 79
Mean age in years (Standard Deviation) 33.3 (17.2)
Relationship to CL/P Child
 Biological Parent 68 (86.1%)
 Foster Parent 1 (1.3%)
 Relative 5 (6.3%
 Guardian 4 (5.1%)
 Caregiver 1 (1.3%)
Race
 Black African 57 (72.2%)
 Coloured 11 (13.9%)
 Indian 2 (2.5%)
 White 9 (11.4%)
Employment status
 Employed 22 (27.8%)
 Unemployed 57 (72.2%)
Education status
 Primary school 46 (58.2%)
 Secondary school 31 (39.2%)
 Tertiary 2 (2.6%)
Marital status
 Married 26 (33%)
 Single 53 (67%)
Children in each family including CL/P Child
 Number of children – mean (Standard Deviation) 2.2 (±1.3)
 Mean age in years (Standard Deviation) 3.8 (±4.3)