Table 1

Comparison of Demographic Characteristics on Newcomer women and Canadian-born women using weighted proportions
Newcomer Canadian-born
(N = 140) (N = 1137)
Demographic characteristics Weighted% Weighted% p-value*
Maternal age at birth 0.01
<19 years Suppressed* 5.3
20–34 years 82.6a 81.2
> - 35 years 17.4 13.5
Maternal education 0.00
High school or less 18.6 26.9
Some post-secondary or trades 26.9 47.4
University degree 54.5 25.7
Marital status 0.00
Currently marriedb Over 96 70.3
Not married Suppressed* 29.7
Household income 0.01
Less than 30 K 4.7 8.32
30,000-49,999 29.7 17.0
50,000-79,999 45.0 41.9
80,000 + 20.6 32.9
Region of birth
America 16.2
Europe 18.4
Africa 7.7
Asia + Oceania 56.7
Place of residence 0.02
Urban 92.8 86.7
Rural 7.2 13.3
Parity 0.26
Primipara 50.7 44.9
Multipara 49.3 55.1

*findings suppressed when sample size is insufficient to guarantee anonymity.

aThe age groups were categorized differently because of privacy concerns related to small sample size in newcomer women (34 years & below).

bEither married or live in common law.

Mumtaz et al.

Mumtaz et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-4

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