Table 1

Child and interview participant demographics

Childrenn=23
Age at surgery, median (IQR) (months)9 (5–14)
Congenital heart disease, n (%)
 Tetralogy of Fallot12 (52)
 Ventricular septal defect11 (48)
Hospital length of stay postop, median (IQR) (days)6 (5–8)
Siblings, n (%)
 None11 (48)
 One5 (22)
 Two or more7 (30)
Interview participantsn=26
Relationship to child, n (%)
 Mother21 (81)
 Father5 (19)
Age, n (%)
 <25 years4 (15)
 25–34 years13 (50)
 ≥35 years9 (35)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Caucasian20 (77)
 South Asian4 (15)
 Black1 (4)
 Other1 (4)
Interviewees, n (%)
 One parent20 (77)
 Both parents6 (23)