Table 2.

Patient and Caregiver Sociodemographics of Complicated Cases of Chickenpox

IMPACT 1991–1996 (n = 160)Prospective Study (n = 26)
Children
 Mean age in years (SD)3.9  (3.0)4.4  (2.2)
 % Male55%54%
 % White* 82%65%
CaregiverCaregiver 1 (n = 107)Caregiver 2 (n = 95)Caregiver 1 (n = 26)Caregiver 2 (n = 24)
 % Age 30–50 y83%87%62% 63%
 % Female94% 5%73% 29%
 % Married/cohabiting88%99%92%100%
 Current employment status
 Full-time worker43%87%65% 88%
 Part-time worker20% 5%12% 13%
 Not active38% 7%23%  0%
  • * Based on mother's ethnic origin.

  • Caregiver 1 was defined as the individual who participated in the interview.