Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of parents and hospitalised children

CharacteristicsN (%)CI (95%)
Characteristics of children
Child age group (years) (n=223)
 Median age in years (25th percentile–75th percentile)3 (1.9–4)
Sex (n=223)
 Male136 (61.0)(0.54 to 0.67)
 Female87 (39.0)(0.33 to 0.45)
Highly active/prompt in nature (n=222)
 Yes146 (65.5)(0.59 to 0.71)
 No76 (34.1)(0.28 to 0.40)
Characteristics of parents
Father’s age (years) (n=217)
 Median age34
 ≤259 (4.0)(0.02 to 0.07)
 26–3063 (28.3)(0.23 to 0.34)
 31–3571 (31.8)(0.26 to 0.38)
 36–4044 (19.7)(0.15 to 0.25)
 >4036 (16.1)(0.12 to 0.21)
Mother’s age (years) (n=219)
 Median age28
 ≤2586 (38.6)(0.32 to 0.45)
 26–3071 (31.8)(0.26 to 0.38)
 31–3553 (23.8)(0.19 to 0.30)
 36–409 (4.0)(0.02 to 0.07)
 >404 (1.8)(0.00 to 0.04)
Father’s education (n=220)
 Illiterate24 (10.9)(0.07 to 0.15)
 Primary29 (13.2)(0.09 to 0.18)
 Secondary82 (36.3)(0.31 to 0.43)
 Higher secondary54 (24.6)(0.19 to 0.30)
 Graduation31 (14.1)(0.09 to 0.19)
Mother’s education (n=222)
 Illiterate28 (12.6)(0.08 to 0.17)
 Primary45 (20.3)(0.15 to 0.26)
 Secondary96 (43.2)(0.37 to 0.49)
 Higher secondary32 (14.4)(0.10 to 0.19)
 Graduation21 (9.5)(0.06 to 0.14)
Father’s profession (n=221)
 Service91 (41.2)(0.34 to 0.47)
 Business68 (30.8)(0.25 to 0.37)
 Farming12 (5.4)(0.03 to 0.09)
 Day labour15 (6.8)(0.04 to 0.11)
 Others35 (15.8)(0.11 to 0.21)
Mother’s profession (n=222)
 Housewife191 (86.0)(0.80 to 0.89)
 Service15 (6.8)(0.04 to 0.11)
 Business2 (0.9)(0.00 to 0.03)
 Farming2 (0.9)(0.00 to 0.03)
 Day labour0 (0)(0.00 to 0.01)
 Others12 (5.4)(0.03 to 0.09)
Monthly family income (US$) (n=223)
 <18075 (33.6)(0.28 to 0.40)
 180–300103 (46.2)(0.39 to 0.53)
 301–59038 (17.0)(0.13 to 0.22)
 >5907 (3.1)(0.01 to 0.06)
Employment status of parents (n=222)
 Only the father works outside186 (83.8)(0.78 to 0.88)
 Both parents work outside32 (14.4)(0.10 to 0.19)
 Both parents stay home1 (0.45)(0.00 to 0.02)
 Other3 (1.4)(0.00 to 0.04)
Residence (n=223)
 Metropolitan97 (43.5)(0.37 to 0.50)
 Suburban83 (37.2)(0.31 to 0.44)
 Village43 (19.3)(0.15 to 0.25)
Type of family (n=223)
 Nuclear145 (65.0)(0.58 to 0.71)
 Large78 (35.0)(0.29 to 0.41)