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Table 1 Characteristics of two groups of parents and their children that use or did not use the term "Hot Qi"

From: Parental use of the term "Hot Qi" to describe symptoms in their children in Hong Kong: a cross sectional survey "Hot Qi" in children

Characteristics Use the term "Hot Qi" Not use the term "Hot Qi" Total P *
Age of Parents     <0.001
   <30 113 (71.1%) 46 (28.9%) 159  
   30 – 40 429 (85.3%) 74 (14.7%) 503  
   40 – 50 274 (89.0%) 34 (11.0%) 308  
   50 + 87 (96.7%) 3 (3.3%) 90  
Gender of Parents     0.646
   Male 150 (83.8%) 29 (16.2%) 179  
   Female 753 (85.5%) 128 (14.5%) 881  
Education Level of Parents     0.186
   Primary 138 (89.6%) 16 (10.4%) 154  
   Secondary 620 (84.0%) 118 (16.0%) 738  
   College/University 145 (86.3%) 23 (13.7%) 168  
Place of Birth of Parents     0.013
   Hong Kong 604 (87.5%) 86 (12.5%) 690  
   Mainland 280 (80.9%) 66 (19.1%) 346  
   Others 19 (79.2%) 5 (20.8%) 24  
Monthly Household Income     0.158
(USD) 26 (83.9%) 5 (16.1%) 31  
   On social security 137 (80.1%) 34 (19.9%) 171  
   <1281 287 (82.7%) 60 (17.3%) 347  
   1282 – 2564 223 (88.1%) 30 (11.9%) 253  
   2565 – 3846 100 (87.7%) 14 (12.3%) 114  
   3847 – 5128 74 (90.2%) 8 (8.8%) 82  
   5129 – 7692 56 (90.3%) 6 (9.7%) 62  
   > 7693     
Median age of Children (IQR) 7.0 (3.0 to 12.0) 1.0 (0.42 to 6.25) 6 (2 to 12) <0.001
Gender of Children     0.299
   Male 497 (84.1%) 94 (15.9%) 591  
   Female 406 (88.1%) 55 (11.9%) 461  
  1. All data are presented as number (percentage) unless otherwise indicated
  2. * Compared between "Hot Qi" and "Without Hot Qi"group