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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants

From: Maternal perspectives on the use of probiotics in infants: a cross-sectional survey

Demographic variables %
Age range (N = 388)  
18-24 1.5
25-34 66.0
35-49 32.5
Marital Status (N = 389)  
Married 86.9
Common-law/Living with partner 10.0
Single/Separated/Divorced/Widowed 3.1
Highest Level of Education (N = 389)  
Less than high school 0.3
High school 6.7
Technical/vocational/trade 15.2
University undergraduate 47.3
University post-graduate 30.6
Household Income (N = 382)  
< $20,000 1.8
$20,000-$39,999 2.6
$40,000-$69,999 12.0
$70,000-$99,999 26.4
$100,000 or more 57.1
Children (under 18 yrs) in the Household ( N = 389 mean ± SD) 1.6 (±0.72)
Age of youngest child in months (N = 388 mean ± SD) 11.8 (±6.59)
Ethnic origin (N = 383)  
First Nations/ Metis 1.3
European 74.7
Caribbean 0.3
Latin/central/south American 2.3
African 1.0
Arab 0.3
Asian 6.8
Oceania 0.3
Unknown/Other 13.1
Birth place (N = 388)  
Canada 82.2
Other 17.8
  1. SD, standard deviation.