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Table 2 Characteristics of mothers involved in the focus groups and interviews

From: Parents’ information needs, self-efficacy and influences on consulting for childhood respiratory tract infections: a qualitative study

   Focus groups only (n = 30) Focus group and interview (n = 7) Interviews only (n = 23) Total (n = 60)
Socio-Economic Status (SES) – measured as Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) quintile from home post code 1 (most deprived) 7 6 3 16
2 5 0 6 11
3 10 0 3 13
4 2 0 4 6
5 (most affluent) 6 1 7 14
Education Left school <16yrs 1 3 0 4
Schooling to 16 yrs 7 3 7 17
Schooling to 18 yrs 9 0 3 12
Graduate degree 1 0 9 10
Post graduate 12 1 4 17
degree     
Age of parent <25 4 4 0 8
25-34 12 3 7 22
35-44 7 0 12 19
45+ 7 0 4 11
Number of children 1 12 3 10 25
2 15 4 10 29
3+ 3 0 3 6
Age of youngest child <2yrs 10 3 8 21
2-4yrs 6 3 7 16
>4yrs 14 1 8 23
Frequency of consultations with GP (for youngest child) [self-reported] 1-3 per yr 19 0 9 28
4-6 per yr 6 2 7 15
7-12 per yr 4 2 3 9
>12 per yr 1 3 4 8