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Table 2 Characteristics of mothers and children who participated in the follow up study

From: Maternal well-being and its association to risk of developmental problems in children at school entry

Characteristic N = 491  
Mothers Mean sd
Age 36.3 4.4
  n %
Marital Status   
   Married/Commonlaw 473 95.0
   Divorced/Separated 17 3.4
   Single/Widowed 8 1.6
Main Activity   
   Working at a job or business (full/part-time) 208 42.6
   Homemaker 226 46.2
   Looking for work 2 0.4
   Paid maternity leave 28 5.7
   Student 5 1.0
   Other 20 4.1
Household Income   
   ≤$39,999 24 4.9
   $40,000-$79,999 124 25.5
   $80,000-$119,999 154 31.6
   ≥$120,000 149 30.6
   Prefer not to answer 36 7.4
Education   
   Less than high school 0 0.0
   High school 80 16.4
   College/trade 158 32.3
   University 197 40.3
   Post graduate studies 54 11.0
Moved once or more in the past year 93 19.2
Children Mean sd
Age 5.0 0.6
  n %
Male 240 48.9
Child has had routine health exam in the past year 394 80.7
Child has had his/her vision or eyes checked in the past year 261 53.8
Child has had his/her hearing tested in the past year 58 12.0
Child has seen a dentist in the past year 436 89.0
In the past year, child has been referred to:   
Early intervention program
Speech and language pathologist
6
57
1.2
11.6
   Child developmental paediatrician 14 2.9
   Psychologist 11 2.2
   Physiotherapist 5 1.0
   Dietician 5 1.0
  1. Note: Denominator varies due to missing data on some survey items.