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Table 1 The general characteristics of the samples (64 patient-parent pairs)

From: Mental health of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and their parents in China: a cross-sectional survey

Variables Value
Age of patients (years old) 14.3 ± 2.2
Sex of patients Male 5 (7.8%)
 Female 59 (92.2%)
Brace application Yes 19 (29.7%)
 No 45 (70.3%)
Cobb angle of the major curve(°) 44.2 ± 18.9
Frontal balance (mm) 11.2 ± 10.1
Shoulder height Equal 16 (25.0%)
 Unequal 48 (75.0%)
Age of parents (years old) 41.7 ± 3.7
Sex of parents Male 17 (26.6%)
 Female 47 (73.4%)
Health insurance (Yes) 51 (79.7%)
Residence City 55 (85.6%)
 Countryside 9 (14.4%)
Marriage of parents Married 58 (90.6%)
 Divorced 5 (7.8%)
 Widowed 1 (1.6%)
Live with parents Yes 61 (95.3%)
 No 3 (4.7%)
Household income ≤4000 rmb/month 17 (26.6%)
4000~8000 rmb/month 25 (39.1%)
≥8000 rmb/month 22 (34.4%)
Employment of father Yes 53 (84.1%)
 No 10 (15.9%)
Employment of mother Yes 40 (62.5%)
 No 24 (37.5%)
Education of father Primary school 1 (1.6%)
 Junior high school 11 (17.5%)
 Senior high school 19 (30.2%)
 University 32 (50.8%)
Education of mother Primary school 1 (1.6%)
 Junior high school 19 (29.7%)
 Senior high school 20 (31.3%)
 University 24 (37.5%)
  1. rmb Renminbi