Table 1

Demographic characteristics

CharacteristicsMothers (n=35)Fathers (n=35)
SD: standard deviation.
*These characteristics of the study population are a reflection of the Dutch population (Data of the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics 1999).
Age in y, mean (SD)35.9 (4.8)37.6 (5.4)
Carrier16 (45.7%)19 (54.3%)
Religious*7 (20%)7 (20%)
Educational level*
    ≤10 y12 (34.3%)9 (25.7%)
    10 < y ≤14 y14 (40.0%)15 (42.9%)
    ≥14 y9 (25.7%)11 (31.4%)
Total number of children71
    Age 0–7 y50
    Age 8–15 y21