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Table 1 General characteristics of children and families

From: Acute cough in Italian children: parents’ beliefs, approach to treatment, and the family impact

  Mean (SD) Median (IQR)
Age of child 6.92 (3.28) 6 (4─9)
Age of respondent parent 40.39 (6.19) 41 (36─44)
Gender of child (% male) 52.98%
Gender of respondent parent (% female) 80.46%
Smokers in the family (% at least un parent) 57.57%
Geographic area
 North-West 25.17%
 North-Est 25.17%
 Center 21.52%
 South and Islands 28.15%
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range