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Table 1 Characteristics of the mothers and their children

From: Knowledge of mothers regarding children’s vaccinations in Greece: an online cross-sectional study

Mean age of mothers [years (SD)]a   36.3 (5.0)
Gender of children [Ν (%)]b Boys 1529 (51.8)
Girls 1421 (48.2)
Median age of children [months (IQR)]b   42 (24–72)
Geographical region of residence [Ν (%)]c Attica 883 (46.8)
Central Greece 245 (13.0)
North Greece 546 (29.0)
Grete / Aegean Islands 211 (11.2)
Area of residence [Ν (%)]d Urban 1577 (87.0)
Rural 235 (13.0)
Marital status of mother [Ν (%)]e Unmarried 28 (1.5)
Married / In cohabitation 1789 (95.1)
Divorced / Separated / Widowed 64 (3.4)
Single parent family [Ν (%)]a No 1785 (94.9)
Yes 97 (5.1)
Educational attainment of mother [Ν (%)]a Primary education 10 (0.6)
Secondary education 488 (25.9)
Higher education 1384 (73.5)
Employment status of mother [Ν (%)]a Unemployed 463 (24.6)
State employee 349 (18.5)
Private employee 740 (39.4)
Freelance 330 (17.5)
Income status of mother [Ν (%)]f No income 48 (2.6)
Low (≤ €1101/month) 276 (14.9)
Medium (€1101-1500/month) 481 (25.9)
High (> €1501/month) 1049 (56.6)
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range; aΝ = 1882; bN = 2950 (total number of children who were reported by their mothers) c Ν = 1885; dΝ = 1812; eN = 1881; fΝ = 1854