Table 1

Selected characteristics of 128 children by age in Punta Arenas, 2006-2007

Age Category

Characteristic

3

4

5

Total

(N)

58

49

21

128


N (%) or

Mean (SD)

N (%) or

Mean (SD)

N (%) or

Mean (SD)

N (%) or

Mean (SD)

p


Sex

Female

30 (51.7)

19 (38.8)

10 (47.6)

59 (46.1)

.40

Male

28 (48.3)

30 (61.2)

11 (52.4)

69 (53.9)

Mothers age at birth

15-20

15 (25.9)

12 (25.0)

6 (28.6)

33 (26.0)

.33

21-25

15 (25.9)

21 (43.8)

6 (28.6)

42 (33.1)

≥ 26

28 (48.3)

15 (31.3)

9 (42.9)

52 (40.9)

Mothers Education

Middle School

13 (22.4)

12 (24.5)

7 (33.3)

32 (25.0)

.80

High School

28 (48.3)

23 (46.9)

7 (33.3)

58 (45.3)

College

17 (29.3)

14 (28.6)

7 (33.3)

38 (29.7)

Fathers Education

Middle School

8 (15.1)

5 (11.1)

2 (10.5)

15 (12.8)

.34

High School

35 (66.0)

23 (51.1)

12 (63.2)

70 (59.8)

College

10 (18.9)

17 (37.8)

5 (26.3)

32 (27.4)

Family Income

Less than 180,000 p

14 (24.1)

11 (23.4)

6 (30.0)

31 (24.8)

.50

180,000 - 250,000 p

14 (24.1)

11 (23.4)

5 (25.0)

30 (24.0)

250,000 - 340,000 p

19 (32.8)

9 (19.1)

6 (30.0)

34 (27.2)

More than 340,000 p

11 (19.0)

16 (34.0)

3 (15.0)

30 (24.0)

Gestation

Normal (38-40)

42 (72.4)

32 (66.7)

17 (81.0)

91 (71.7)

.30

Under Normal

6 (10.3)

11 (22.9)

2 (9.5)

19 (15.0)

Above Normal

10 (17.2)

5 (10.4)

2 (9.5)

17 (13.4)

Birth weight

Normal

36 (62.1)

29 (59.2)

12 (57.1)

77 (60.2)

.25

Underweight

7 (12.1)

12 (24.5)

2 (9.5)

21 (16.4)

Overweight

15 (25.9)

8 (16.3)

7 (33.3)

30 (23.4)

Insurance

Fonasa

53 (93.0)

44 (89.9)

20 (95.2)

117 (92.1)

.70

Private

4 (7.0)

5 (10.2)

1 (4.8)

10 (7.9)

Hours of TV per day

Less than 3

28 (48.3)

26 (53.1)

8 (38.1)

62 (48.4)

.74

3-5 hours

28 (48.3)

20 (40.8)

12 (57.1)

60 (46.9)

More than 5 hrs

2 (3.4)

3 (6.1)

1 (4.8)

6 (4.7)


Barbosa et al. BMC Pediatrics 2009 9:66   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-9-66

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