Table 1

Characteristics of Western Australian girls aged 4-16 years in 1993

Characteristic

Proportion (%)

95% CI


Family type

Original

73.2

69.0 - 77.0

Step/blended

9.8

2.6 - 12.2

Sole-parent

17.0

13.6 - 20.8

Child's CBCL score - Aggressive & Delinquent (parent and teacher reported)

Aggressive and Delinquent

2.3

1.5 - 3.3

Either Aggressive or Delinquent

6.8

5.3 - 8.4

Neither Aggressive nor Delinquent

90.9

88.7 - 92.8

Combined carer income

Low

38.8

34.4 - 43.3

Medium

38.6

34.5 - 43.1

High

22.6

19.6 - 26.2

Region

Metropolitan

73.5

68.1 - 78.5

Non-Metropolitan

26.5

22.3 - 31.0

Primary carer was a smoker

Yes

23.8

20.2 - 27.7

Highest school year completed by primary carer

Year 9 or lower

14.1

11.3 - 17.3

Year 10 or higher

85.9

82.7 - 88.8

Girl's mother was a teenage mother

Yes

4.4

3.2 - 6.0

Primary carer was in receipt of government benefits

Yes

36.8

32.7 - 41.1

Importance of religion for child's primary carer

Very important

21.8

18.7 - 25.3

Reasonably important

34.1

30.7 - 37.5

Not at all important

44.1

40.2 - 48.3

Child was breastfed

Yes

84.3

81.3 - 86.9

Family functioning

Poor

10.9

8.7 - 13.7


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