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Table 2 Demographic and family characteristics of children with AM and controls

From: Abdominal migraine in children: association between gastric motility parameters and clinical characteristics

Variable   AM
(n = 17)
Controls
(n = 20)
Gender Boys 6 (35.3 %) 8 (40.0 %)
n (%) Girls 11 (64.7 %) 12 (60.0 %)
Age distribution Mean 9.5 years 8,4 years
(years) SD 3.1 years 3.0 years
  Range 4–15 years 4–14 years
Maternal employment Leading profession (e.g., doctor, engineer) 1 (5.9 %) 1 (5.0 %)
n (%) Lesser profession (e.g., nurse, teacher) 3 (17.6 %) 4 (20.0 %)
  Skilled non manual (e.g., clerk) 3 (17.6 %) 3 (15.0 %)
  Skilled manual (e.g., mason, carpenter) 1 (5.9 %) 2 (10.0 %)
  Unskilled/unemployed 9 (52.9 %) 10 (50.0 %)
Father’s social class Leading profession 1 (5.9 %) 1 (5.0 %)
n (%) Lesser profession 5 (29.4 %) 5 (25.0 %)
  Skilled non manual 3 (17.6 %) 4 (20.0 %)
  Skilled manual 5 (29.4 %) 5 (25.0 %)
  Unskilled/unemployed 3 (17.6 %) 5 (25.0 %)
Living area Urban 7 (41.2 %) 10 (50.0 %)
n (%) Rural 10 (58.8 %) 10 (50.0 %)