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Table 6 Characteristics of children with and without Medicaid administrative eligibility data

From: Maternal and child patterns of Medicaid retention: a prospective cohort study

  Have Medicaid Data (N = 604)
N(%)
No Medicaid Data
(N = 140)
N(%)
P-value
Mean Maternal Age (SD)
  23.2 (5.2) 24.8 (5.8) 0.0035
Maternal Race
 African American 569 (94) 137 (98) 0.03
 Other 35 (6) 3 (2)  
Other children
 None 228(38) 43(31) 0.29
 One 157(26) 41(29)  
 Two or more 219(36) 56(40)  
 Missing 0 2  
Education
 Less than high school 198(33) 45(32) 0.98
 High school 147(24) 35(25)  
 More than high school 259(43) 60(43)  
Health Literacy
 Inadequate 54(9) 15(11) 0.33
 Marginal 77(13) 12(9)  
 Adequate 449(77) 109(80)  
 Missing 24 4  
Prenatal Care
 All/Most of the time 552(92) 128(91) 0.96
 Some/None of the time 51(8) 12(9)  
 Missing 1 0  
Income
  < $1000/month 424(76) 102(76) 0.86
 $1000 or more/month 132(24) 33(24)  
 Missing 48 5  
Marital Status
 Single/Divorced/Widowed 533 (88) 113(82) 0.05
 Married 71 (12) 25(18)  
 Missing 0 2  
Country
 US Born 573(95) 112(80) <  0.0001
 Non-US Born 31(5) 28(20)  
Maternal Social Support Index
 Low 151(34) 32(36) 0.83
 Medium 148(33) 31(35)  
 High 144(33) 26(29)  
 Not Applicable 126 39  
 Missing 35 12  
  1. Note: P-value was for the exact χ2 test of association for categorical variables. T-test was used for maternal age
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