Skip to main content

Table 1 Selected characteristics of 128 children by age in Punta Arenas, 2006-2007

From: The relationship of bottle feeding and other sucking behaviors with speech disorder in Patagonian preschoolers

  Age Category   
Characteristic 3 4 5 Total  
(N) 58 49 21 128  
  N (%) or
Mean (SD)
N (%) or
Mean (SD)
N (%) or
Mean (SD)
N (%) or
Mean (SD)
p
Sex      
   Female 30 (51.7) 19 (38.8) 10 (47.6) 59 (46.1) .40
   Male 28 (48.3) 30 (61.2) 11 (52.4) 69 (53.9)  
Mothers age at birth      
   15-20 15 (25.9) 12 (25.0) 6 (28.6) 33 (26.0) .33
   21-25 15 (25.9) 21 (43.8) 6 (28.6) 42 (33.1)  
   ≥ 26 28 (48.3) 15 (31.3) 9 (42.9) 52 (40.9)  
Mothers Education      
   Middle School 13 (22.4) 12 (24.5) 7 (33.3) 32 (25.0) .80
   High School 28 (48.3) 23 (46.9) 7 (33.3) 58 (45.3)  
   College 17 (29.3) 14 (28.6) 7 (33.3) 38 (29.7)  
Fathers Education      
   Middle School 8 (15.1) 5 (11.1) 2 (10.5) 15 (12.8) .34
   High School 35 (66.0) 23 (51.1) 12 (63.2) 70 (59.8)  
   College 10 (18.9) 17 (37.8) 5 (26.3) 32 (27.4)  
Family Income      
   Less than 180,000 p 14 (24.1) 11 (23.4) 6 (30.0) 31 (24.8) .50
   180,000 - 250,000 p 14 (24.1) 11 (23.4) 5 (25.0) 30 (24.0)  
   250,000 - 340,000 p 19 (32.8) 9 (19.1) 6 (30.0) 34 (27.2)  
   More than 340,000 p 11 (19.0) 16 (34.0) 3 (15.0) 30 (24.0)  
Gestation      
   Normal (38-40) 42 (72.4) 32 (66.7) 17 (81.0) 91 (71.7) .30
   Under Normal 6 (10.3) 11 (22.9) 2 (9.5) 19 (15.0)  
   Above Normal 10 (17.2) 5 (10.4) 2 (9.5) 17 (13.4)  
Birth weight      
   Normal 36 (62.1) 29 (59.2) 12 (57.1) 77 (60.2) .25
   Underweight 7 (12.1) 12 (24.5) 2 (9.5) 21 (16.4)  
   Overweight 15 (25.9) 8 (16.3) 7 (33.3) 30 (23.4)  
Insurance      
   Fonasa 53 (93.0) 44 (89.9) 20 (95.2) 117 (92.1) .70
   Private 4 (7.0) 5 (10.2) 1 (4.8) 10 (7.9)  
Hours of TV per day      
   Less than 3 28 (48.3) 26 (53.1) 8 (38.1) 62 (48.4) .74
   3-5 hours 28 (48.3) 20 (40.8) 12 (57.1) 60 (46.9)  
   More than 5 hrs 2 (3.4) 3 (6.1) 1 (4.8) 6 (4.7)