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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of children and parents (n = 1275)

From: Parental self-medication with antibiotics for children promotes antibiotic over-prescribing in clinical settings in China

  N (%)
Province
 Guangxi 451 (35.4)
 Shaanxi 438 (34.4)
 Zhejiang 386 (30.3)
Gender of children
 Male 658 (51.6)
 Female 617 (48.4)
Age of children (Mean, SD) 5.1 (3.1)
Relationship with children
 Father 228 (17.9)
 Mother 1047 (82.1)
Education level
 Middle school and under 340 (26.7)
 High school 345 (27.1)
 Junior college and above 590 (46.3)
Residence
 Rural 533 (41.8)
 Urban 742 (58.2)
Parent with medical background
 Yes 152 (11.9)
 No 1123 (88.1)
Average monthly household income (RMB)
  < =3000 (US$461) 246 (19.3)
 3001–5000 (US$462–769) 390 (30.6)
 5001–10,000 (US$770–1538) 388 (30.4)
  > =10,001 (US$1538) 251 (19.7)