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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study sample (N = 5595)

From: Social developmental delays among 3 to 6 year old children in preschools in German social hotspots: results of a dynamic prospective cohort study

 3-year-olds
n (%)
4-year-olds
n (%)
5/6-year-olds
n (%)
Sex
 female690
(49.5)
837
(50.0)
1283
(49.3)
 male703
(50.5)
836
(50.0)
1246
(50.7)
Native Language
 German1313
(96.5)
1546
(95.6)
2359
(95.4)
 Other47
(3.5)
72
(4.4)
113
(4.6)
Presence of chronic disease/ disability
 Yes17
(2.0)
57
(5.5)
83
(4.6)
 No838
(98.0)
987
(94.5)
1737
(95.4)
Regularity of preschool attendance
 Regular1297
(96.6)
1559
(95.8)
2398
(95.9)
 Irregular45
(3.4)
69
(4.2)
102
(4.1)
Stanine score in language/ cognition
 Stanine score = 1252
(18.8)
462
(28.3)
432
(17.2)
 Stanine score = 2212
(15.8)
134
(8.2)
260
(10.4)
 Stanine score = 3–9892
(65.4)
1038
(63.5)
1820
(72.5)
Stanine score in fine motor
 Stanine score = 190
(6.7)
146
(8.9)
205
(8.2)
 Stanine score = 278
(5.8)
132
(8.1)
247
(9.8)
 Stanine score = 3–91173
(87.5)
1356
(83)
2.060
(82)
Stanine score in gross motor
 Stanine score = 149
(3.7)
39
(2.4)
104
(4.1)
 Stanine score = 284
(6.3)
86
(5.3)
209
(8.3)
 Stanine score = 3–91208
(90)
1509
(92.3)
2199
(87.6)
  1. Note. missing data are not included