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Table 1 Demographic and psychological characteristics of the sample study

From: Comparison of caregivers’ characteristics, stigma, and disease burden of children with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit disorder in Egypt

Variables Caregivers of autism (N = 38) Caregivers of ADHD (N = 34) Total (N = 72)
Father caregivers of autism (N = 17) Mother caregivers of autism (N = 21) Father caregivers of ADHD (N = 13) Mother caregivers of ADHD (N = 21)
N % N % N % N % N %
Age 24–34 years 8 11.1 12 16.7 5 6.9 11 15.3 36 50
35–45 years 9 12.5 9 12.5 8 11.1 10 13.9 36 50
Mean ± SD 34.35±2.44 35.62±3.11 34.15±5.90 33.57±5.13 -
Numbers of years of education 8 years 1 1.4 0 0 1 1.4 3 4.2 5 6.9
11 years 7 9.7 8 11.1 5 6.9 8 11.1 28 38.9
15 years 7 9.7 10 13.9 5 6.9 10 13.9 32 44.4
17 years 2 2.8 3 4.2 2 2.8 0 0 7 9.7
Mean ± SD 13.17±2.65 13.66±2.22 13.23±2.83 12.47±2.65 -
Work Work 15 20.8 8 11.1 12 16.7 8 11.1 43 59.7
No work 2 2.8 13 18.1 1 1.4 13 18.1 29 40.3
Depression Normal 10 13.9 9 12.5 8 11.1 18 25 45 62.5
Abnormal 7 9.7 12 16.7 5 6.9 3 4.2 27 37.5
Anxiety Normal 11 15.3 11 15.3 13 18.1 19 26.4 54 75
Abnormal 6 8.3 10 13.9 0 0 2 2.8 18 25
Sensitivity Normal 16 22.2 14 19.4 12 16.7 20 27.8 62 86.1
Abnormal 1 1.4 7 9.7 1 1.4 1 1.4 10 13.9
  1. ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder