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Table 1 Basic characteristic of the B and K cohort children

From: Longitudinal analysis of ear infection and hearing impairment: findings from 6-year prospective cohorts of Australian children

Socio-demographic attributes Percent (n)
B cohort 0/1 years K cohort 4/5 years
N=4,242 N=4,169
Child characteristics   
 Female 48.9 (2,497) 49.1 (2,446)
 Indigenous status 4.5 (230) 3.8 (187)
 English as main language at home 89.2 (4,555) 87.5 (4,359)
Parent characteristics   
 Biological parent 99.7 (5,093) 99.4 (4,953)
 Female 98.6 (5,033) 97.1 (4,839)
 Mean age (± sd) 31.0 (±5.5) 34.7 (±5.5)
Parent 1 employment status   
 Employed 49.7 (2,531) 57.4 (2,852)
 Unemployed 3.2 (165) 3.8 (188)
 Not in labour force 47.1 (2,400) 38.9 (1,932)
Parent 1 school completion   
 Year 12+ 66.7 (3,404) 58.1 (2,895)
 Year 10/11 28.3 (1,443) 34.9 (1,739)
 Year 9 or less 5.0 (256) 6.9 (344)
Remoteness area   
 Highly accessible 54.8 (2,800) 53.8 (2,655)
 Accessible 23.3 (1,188) 23.5 (1,159)
 Moderately accessible 16.5 (840) 17.3 (855)
 Remote/very remote 4.3 (221) 4.4 (217)
SEIFA economic resources   
 Below median 47.3 (2,413) 45.8 (2,284)