Table 1

Characteristics of study population based on immigrant versus Canadian born status

Immigrant

N = 107

Canadian Born

N = 184


Variable

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Maternal Characteristics

Mean maternal age, years a

33.28 (5.76)

31.64 (5.92)

Frequency (%)

Frequency (%)

Single parent

10 (9.4)

13 (7.1)

First time parent

63 (59.4)

114 (62.0)

Employed at time of delivery

91 (85.0)

157 (85.8)

Education b

No high school diploma

7 (6.7)

13 (7.1)

High school graduate or some college

31 (29.5)

54 (29.3)

College or university graduate

67 (63.8)

117 (63.6)

Income adequacy c

Low

5 (4.9)

5 (2.8)

Lower middle

9 (8.8)

18 (9.9)

Middle

31 (30.4)

24 (13.3)

Upper middle

24 (23.5)

50 (27.6)

High

33 (32.4)

84 (46.4)

English as 1st language in the home

60 (56.1)

180 (97.8)

Infant Characteristics

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean gestational age, weeks

27.91 (3.22)

28.62 (3.32)

Mean birth weight, grams

1034.22 (472.74)

1194.92 (641.58)

Median SNAP-II score (IQR)

9 (17)

7 (14)

Gestational age by preterm categories

Frequency (%)

Frequency (%)

Extremely preterm, < 28 weeks GA

61 (57.0)

75 (40.8)

Very preterm, 28 to <32 weeks GA

31 (29.0)

72 (39.1)

Moderate/late preterm, 32 to < 36 weeks GA

15 (14.0)

37 (20.1)

Male

52 (48.6)

86 (46.7)

Multiples (e.g., twins or triplets)

12 (11.2)

27 (14.7)


Note: Income adequacy based on annual household income and number of persons in the home

SNAP-II = Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology-II; IQR = Interquartile range

a Four missing data (2 immigrant, 2 Canadian born)

b Two missing data (2 immigrant, 0 Canadian born)

c Eight missing data (5 immigrant, 3 Canadian born)

Ballantyne et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S11   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-S1-S11

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