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Table 2 Family characteristics of the study participants

From: Who seeks child and adolescent mental health care in Kenya? A descriptive clinic profile at a tertiary referral facility

Variables n (%)
Primary guardian
 Biological parent 147 (88.6)
 Blood relative 16 (9.6)
 Non relative 3 (1.8)
Total 166 (100)
Parental status
 Married 111 (66.9)
 Separated or divorced 37 (22.3)
 Maternal orphan 1 (0.6)
 Paternal orphan 8 (4.8)
 Both parents dead 9 (5.4)
 Total 166 (100)
Educational status of father
 No formal education 3 (2.7)
 Primary school 13 (11.6)
 Secondary school 43 (38.4)
 Tertiary 54 (47.3)
 Total 112 (100)
Occupational status of fatherª
 Professional 41 (36.60
 Non-professional 69 (61.6)
 No employment 2 (1.8)
Total 112 (100)
Educational status of mother
 No formal education 3 (1.9)
 Primary school 30 (19.2)
 Secondary school 70 (44.9)
 Tertiary education 53 (34.0)
 Total 156 (100)
Occupation status of motherª
 Professional 32 (20.5)
 Non-professional 96 (61.5)
 No employment/homemaker 28 (18.0)
Total 156 (100)
Geographical area (province)
 Eastern 9 (5.4)
 Central 39 (23.5)
 Rift valley 10 (6.0)
 Nyanza 4 (2.4)
 Nairobi (site of study) 104 (62.7)
 Total 166 (100)
Religion
 Christianity 165 (99.4)
 Islam 1 (0.6)
 Total 166 (100)
  1. aProfessional: requires tertiary education; Non-professional: requires little or no formal education