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Table 1 Characteristics of Familes with Children on PD

From: Money matters: a multicenter cross-sectional study of depressive symptoms among the caregivers of children on peritoneal dialysis in Mainland China

Characteristics Overall (n = 121)
No. (percentage)
Centers
Shanghai 90 (74)
Chongqing 9 (7)
Wenzhou 15 (12)
Zhengzhou 7 (6)
Parents 110 (91)
Female (Caregiver’s sex) 101 (83)
Caregiver’s age (years old) a 40.1 ± 8.1
Rural 58 (48)
Married 113 (93)
Middle school and below 75 (62)
Not working 93 (77)
Caring for more than one child 77 (64)
Medical insurance 71 (59)
Average household income per month < 4000 RMB 94 (78)
Male (Child’s sex) 71 (59)
Child’s age (years old) a 10.5 ± 4.3
Laparoscopic surgery 83 (69)
APD 93 (77)
Duration on PD (months) b 11 (3, 24)
Peritonitis episodes history 23 (19)
  1. a.Mean ± SD,
  2. b.Median (25th percetile, 75th percentile)
  3. *PD peritoneal dialysis, APD automatic peritoneal dialysis
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