TABLE 4.

Parent Frustration by Child, Parent, and Demographic Factors

Parent Frustration With Child’s Behavior
Frequent (% [n])Infrequent (% [n])
Maternal race/ethnicity
 White38 (307)62 (510)
 Black42 (169)58 (271)
 Hispanic, English38 (130)62 (201)
 Hispanic, Spanish47 (171)53 (226)
 Other41 (29)59 (43)
Maternal age, (y)
 ≤1941 (58)59 (93)
 ≥2040 (749)60 (1157)
Maternal marital status
 Married39 (511)61 (800)
 Other42 (95)58 (452)
Maternal employment*
 Employed37 (426)63 (726)
 Not employed44 (383)56 (525)
Maternal education
 <High school46 (184)54 (259)
 ≥High school38 (625)62 (998)
Household income
 <$17 50046 (226)54 (304)
 $17 501–$35 00039 (234)61 (332)
 $35 001–$60 00036 (142)64 (244)
 >$60 00040 (127)60 (237)
Emotional well-being, mean MHI-5*72.081.3
Child Age, mo*
 4–918 (76)82 (356)
 10–1833 (222)67 (450)
 19–3551 (511)49 (451)
Child health status*
 Excellent/very good37 (609)63 (1075)
 Good/fair/poor56 (200)44 (182)
Child developmental risk*
 Any risk47 (654)53 (797)
 None25 (55)75 (459)
  • Table shows percentage of parents reporting frequency of feeling frustrated.

  • * P < .05 (χ2 or analysis of variance tests).