Table 6

Association between maternal vs. paternal educational attainment and LBW at delivery, after adjustment for demographic factors, health services factors, and maternal factors, by maternal race.

Maternal Race

Mother with less than high school education

Father with less than high school education


Adj. OR

95% CI

Adj. OR

95% CI


White

1.5

1.3–1.7

1.3

1.1–1.5

Black

0.8

0.4–1.7

1.2

0.6–2.4

Asian

0.9

0.6–1.4

1.5

1.0–2.4

Hispanic

0.9

0.5–1.5

1.5

1.0–2.5

All non-white

0.8

0.7–1.0

1.4

1.1–1.8


Association between maternal vs. paternal educational attainment and low birthweight at delivery, by maternal race, after adjustment for demographic factors (maternal and paternal age, marital status, and immigration), health services factors (type of insurance and late initiation of prenatal care), and maternal factors (smoking, alcohol use, diabetes, and parity). Adjusted odds ratios compare the group where either parent had not completed high school to the group where the parent had graduated from college. Adj. OR: adjusted odds ratio; CI: 95% confidence interval.

Nicolaidis et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:10   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-4-10

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