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Table 1 Characteristics of the B and K cohort

From: Psychosocial outcomes of children with ear infections and hearing problems: a longitudinal study

Characteristics 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)
  English as main language at home 89.2 (4,555) 3.8 (187)
Parent characteristics   
  Female 98.6 (5,033) 97.1 (4,839)
  Mean age (±SD) 31.0 (±5.5) 34.7 (±5.5)
Parent’s 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’s highest level of 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)