Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics

Baseline characteristicsn% Mean (SD)Range (years)
Age43.64 (7.75)29–55
Age of autistic child10.18 (4.73)3–17
Ethnicity
 White background1090.9
 Mixed background19.1
Relationship to child
 Mother1090.9
 Father19.1
Marital status
 Married/partnered/cohabiting11100
Highest educational level
 No qualification19.1
 High school/college654.5
 University or postgraduate degree436.4
Employment
 Unemployed19.1
 Employed1090.9