Table 2A

Basic demographics of parents

ParameterMotherFather
Median parental age (IQR)29 (26–33)32 (26–36)
Parents’ highest academic level: mothers (n=79), fathers (n=77)
 Postgraduate16 (20%)7 (9%)
  Graduate16 (20%)15 (19%)
 A levels20 (25%)13 (17%)
   (GCSEs)27 (34%)42 (55%)
Parents’ accommodation: mothers (n=87), fathers (n=77)
 Own house/flat45 (52%)45 (58%)
 Rented house/flat35 (40%)26 (34%)
 Council house/flat7 (8%)6 (8%)
  • GCSEs, General Certificate of Secondary Education; PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.