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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of entire parents sample

From: Using epidemiological data to identify needs for child-rearing support among Chinese parents: a cross-sectional survey of parents of children aged 6 to 35 months in 15 Chinese cities

CharacteristicSubgroupNumber(N)Percentage(%)
Child’s Age-groups (N = 2229)6 m~ <1y73032.75
1 y~ < 2y76234.19
2 y~ < 3y73733.06
Child’s Gender (N = 2229)Boy112950.65
Girl110049.35
Mother’s Age (N = 2225)≤ 25 year1978.84
26–30 year105647.38
31–35 year66329.74
36–40 year26511.89
≥41 year441.97
Mother’s Education Level (N = 2227)Completed junior high school or less1637.31
Completed senior high school or technical certificate42218.93
University and college degree144965.01
Graduate degree1938.66
Perinatal Factors
 Caesarean section (N = 2219)Yes93242.00
 Premature (N = 2208)Yes1376.20
 Low birth weight (N = 2204)Yes873.95
 Children number in family (N = 2217)One-child151868.47
Multiple children69931.53
 Family structurea (N = 2224)Nuclear family104146.80
Extended family115852.07
Single parent family251.12
Primary Caregivers
 Mother (N = 2225)Yes167075.06
 Father (N = 2225)Yes69331.15
 Grandparent (N = 2225)Yes127657.35
 Other (N = 2225)Yes1245.57
 Family’s annual income (USD, N = 2205)<15,00083237.33
≥15,000137261.60
 Unable to meet expenses (N = 2074)Yes30214.56
  1. a Nuclear family: parents and their minor children live together. Extended family: include stem family and joint family. Extended family means grandparents and/or parents’ brothers or sisters, live together with parents and children. Single parent family: one parent lives together with their minor children, including the family which parents lived in two areas