Table 1

Demographic data

Relationship to the child
 Mother58 (89%)
 Father3 (5%)
 Adult with OA/TOF1 (2%)
 Did not respond3 (5%)
Ethnicity
 White61 (94%)
 Asian or British Asian1 (2%)
 Did not respond3 (5%)
Geographical location
 England55 (82%)
 Scotland10 (15%)
 Wales2 (3%)
Age of the child
 Under 2 years of age25 (38%)
 2–4 years of age33 (34%)
 5–11 years of age12 (18%)
 Over 12 years of age3 (5%)
Type of OA/TOF
 OA and TOF repaired within a week of birth55 (85%)
 OA and TOF repaired more than a week after birth5 (7%)
 OA only3 (5%)
 TOF only2 (3%)
  • OA/TOF, oesophageal atresia/tracheo-oesophageal fistula.