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Table 1 Overview of participants

From: Activation of the maternal caregiving system by childhood fever – a qualitative study of the experiences made by mothers with a German or a Turkish background in the care of their children

No Age Family status No of children (Age/yrs.) Cultural background Country of birth Educational status Vocational status
1 27 Unmarried, with partner 1 (2) Ger Ger c Graduate public management
2 39 Married 3 (2, 4, 10) Ger Ger b Retailer
3 37 Married 1 (3) Ger Ger c Social worker
4 33 Married 1 (2) Ger Ger c Graduate in business administrator, at present housewife
5 33 Married 1 (9) Ger Ger b Nursery school teacher
6 33 Married 1 (4) Turk Ger b Administrative specialist
7 36 Married 3 (4, 10, 12) Turk Turk a Housewife
8 28 Married 2 (2, 4) Turk Ger a Waitress
9 36 Married 2 (2, 12) Turk Turk a Housewife
10 29 Married 2 (3, 5) Ger Ger b Office clerk
11 34 Divorced with partner 2 (1, 5) Ger Ger b Office clerk
12 42 Married 1 (7) Ger Ger c Marketing employee
13 37 Married 6 (7, 7, 15, 15, 16, 18) Turk Turk a Manual worker
14 28 Divorced, single 1 (6) Turk Ger b hairdresser
15 28 Unmarried without partner 2 (2, 12) Ger Ger b Housewife
16 38 Married 2 (7, 12) Turk Turk a Housewife
17 34 Married 3 (2, 5, 13, 15) Turk Turk c Housewife
18 30 Married 2 (4, 7) Turk Turk b Housewife
19 32 Divorced, single 1 (9) Turk Ger c Medical doctor
20 32 Married 1 (3) Turk Turk b Doctor’s assistant
  1. Ger = German/Germany, Turk = Turkish/Turkey.
  2. Educational status: a lower secondary education; b middle secondary education; c university entrance diploma.