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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants and their child

From: Parental digital health information seeking behavior in Switzerland: a cross-sectional study

Parameters Total N = 769
Parental sex, n (%)
 Mother 677 (88.5)
 Father 88 (11.5)
Age of respondent (y), mean (SD) 35.7 (4.3)
Education of survey respondent, n (%)
 Lower education 185 (24.2)
 Higher education 580 (75.8)
Nationality, n (%)
 Swiss 530 (71)
 Foreigner 217 (29)
Living in Partnership, n (%)
 Yes 755 (98.2)
 No 14 (1.8)
Household net income (monthly), n (%)
 Less than 4′500 CHF a month 34 (4.7)
 Between 4′500 and 6′000CHF a month 99 (13.6)
 Between 6′000 and 9′000CHF a month 240 (32.9)
 More than 9′000 CHF a month 307 (42.1)
 No indication/ don’t know 49 (6.7)
Sex of child, n (%)
 Female 377 (49.3)
 Male 388 (50.7)
Age of child (m), mean (SD) 14.7 (7.1)
First child, n (%)
 Yes 377 (52.1)
 No 346 (47.9)
Pregnancy week, mean (SD) 39.5 (2)
Birth weight of child (kg), mean (SD) 3.3 (0.5)
Child health statusa, n (%)
 Disability 42 (5.5)
 No disability 722 (94.5)
  1. Note: with exception of parental age with 143 missings (18%), missing values range from 0.5% up to a maximum of 7%
  2. adefined as child with any of the following health problems: physical impairment of health (e.g. malformation), developmental delay, hearing or visual impairment, or congenital disability