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Table 5 Sociodemographic characteristics and family structure

From: Parental separation and behaviours that influence the health of infants aged 28 to 32 months: a cross-sectional study

Variable Parents living together
n (%)
Separated parents
n (%)
P
Gender    0.240
 Boy 13,271 (51.4) 1411 (50.2)  
 Girl 12,549 (48.6) 1398 (49.8)  
Child’s age    0.006
 ≤27 mo 1805 (6.9) 238 (8.4)  
 28–32 mo 23,223 (89.4) 2474 (87.5)  
 ≥33 mo 962 (3.7) 117 (4.1)  
Birth weight (g)    < 0.001
 < 2500 1697 (6.5) 293 (10.3)  
 ≥2500 24,330 (93.5) 2542 (89.7)  
BMI – percentiles    0.797
p3-p97 22,687 (92.0) 2481 (92.0)  
>p97 1513 (6.1) 171 (6.3)  
<p3 457 (1.9) 46 (1.7)  
Mother’s age in years at childbirth    < 0.001
 < 18 131 (0.5) 108 (3.9)  
 18–30 14,964 (59.0) 1670 (60.7)  
 31–37 8549 (33.7) 739 (26.8)  
 ≥38 1729 (6.8) 236 (8.6)  
Mother’s level of education    < 0.001
 < Upper secondary school 4497 (20.5) 836 (36.3)  
 Completed upper secondary school 6697 (30.6) 801 (34.8)  
 Completed third-level/university or not 10,714 (48.9) 666 (28.9)  
Mother’s occupation (2006–9)    < 0.001
 Unemployed/stay-at-home 2343 (36.6) 380 (50.7)  
 Early retirement/work incapacity/invalidity 101 (1.6) 36 (4.8)  
 Student 17 (0.3) 8 (1.1)  
 Works full time or part time/career break/parental leave 3948 (61.6) 325 (43.4)  
Family income (2006–9)    < 0.001
 No stable income 63 (1.0) 20 (2.6)  
 1or 2 incomes from benefits 503 (7.9) 303 (40.0)  
 1 income from employment 2000 (31.3) 395 (52.1)  
 2 incomes, of which ≥1 income from employment 3834 (59.9) 40 (5.3)  
First language (2006–12)    < 0.001
 French 19,412 (77.0) 2255 (81.9)  
 Other 5813 (23.0) 499 (18.1)  
Goes to a nursery (2010–12)    0.927
 Yes 5977 (55.8) 610 (56.0)  
 No 4731 (44.2) 480 (44.0)