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Table 1 Characteristics of Mothers in the Open Ward (N = 70) and Pod-SFR Units (N = 80)

From: A comparative study of mothers of infants hospitalized in an open ward neonatal intensive care unit and a combined pod and single-family room design

Characteristic Open Ward Pod-SFR Test of Comparison (p values)
M SD M SD
Age (years) 31.97 5.77 33.05 5.43 .24
Years living with partner 6.13 4.72 5.98 4.92 .69
Time to travel to hospital (minutes) 39.81 22.80 36.20 19.65 .40
  n % n %  
Education: High School or Junior college 42 60.00 35 43.75 .04
Canadian citizen 55 78.57 71 88.75 .09
First born child 35 50.00 52 65.00 .08
Marital status: Partnered 64 91.43 75 93.75 .59
  1. Notes: Statistical tests of comparison: Chi-square for categorical variables; Wilcoxon test for continuous variables except age; t-test for age