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Table 5 Effect of cough episodes on both sleep and school activities

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

  Sleep School activities Nursery/school absenteeism Home caring
Never 3.31% 12.91% < 7 days 62.73% Parent(s) 69.60%
Sometimes 63.91% 59.27% 7–15 days 28.36% Grandparents 29.12%
Often 25.83% 22.85% 16–30 days 3.64% Othera 1.28%
Always 6.95% 4.47% > 30 days 4.55%   
Don’t know/prefer not to answer 0.50% No kindergarten/school 0.73%   
  1. aincluding baby-sitter