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Table 4 Educational level and current professional situation in parents of affected children in the participating families (n = 43)

From: The impact of severe rare chronic neurological disease in childhood on the quality of life of families—a study on MLD and PCH2

Variable Mothers percent Fathers percent
Education   
Certificate of secondary education 20.9 25.6
General certificate of secondary education 30.2 23.3
Advanced technical college entrance qualification 11.6 18.6
University-entrance diploma 32.6 27.9
Other 2.3 0.0
Not answered 2.3 4.7
Current professional situation   
Work outside home 60.5 76.7
Housewife/househusband 25.6 0.0
Retired 11.6 14.0
Deceased during lifetime of affected child 0.0 4.7
Not answered 2.3 4.7
  1. MLD, metachromatic leukodystrophy; PCH2, pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 2