Table 2

Child’s and mother’s characteristics as a function of reported income sufficiency at baseline (5 months) among 1 950 children followed-up to age 41 months (QLSCD, 1998–2001)
Distribution in the sample Distribution by reported income level at baseline (5 months)
Income
Sufficient Insufficient Missing data
% % % %
Child’s birth order
  First 44.9 45.4 39.9 47.4
  Second 39.3 40.5 37.2 36.8
  Third and higher 15.8 14.0 22.9 15.8
Child’s sex
  Girl 49.8 50.1 45.4 55.3
  Boy 50.2 49.9 54.6 44.7
Mother’s age
  <20 years 2.9 0.9 8.8 10.5
  20-34 years 83.6 85.7 78.1 81.6
  >=35 years 13.4 13.3 13.1 7.9
  Missing data 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Mother’s immigrant status
  Non-immigrant or European-origin immigrant 92.8 96.2 75.7 76.3
  Non-European Immigrant 7.1 3.8 24.3 21.1
  Missing data 0.1 0.1 0.0 2.6
Mother’s education
  College or university studies 64.0 70.4 41.3 44.7
  High school, vocational or trade school diploma 20.6 20.1 22.7 34.2
  No high school diploma 15.3 9.5 35.8 21.1
  Missing data 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

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Béatrice et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:141   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-141

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