Table 1

Characteristics of women retained and those lost to follow up at baseline by allocation status

Women retained

Women lost to follow-up

Intervention

n = 90 (%)

Comparison

n = 43 (%)

Intervention

n = 23 (%)

Comparison

n = 18 (%)


Age

Mean (SD)

32.0 (6.7)

32.4 (5.8)

32.6 (6.1)

29.6 (6.1)

Marital status

Married

29 (32)

11 (26)

6 (26)

4 (22)

De Facto

18 (20)

10 (23)

3 (13)

5 (28)

Divorced/separated

22 (24)

10 (23)

6 (26)

4 (22)

Single/not living with partner

20 (22)

11 (25)

8 (35)

5 (28)

Number of children

One

41 (46)

23 (53)

6 (26)

7 (39)

Two or more

48 (54)

20 (46)

17 (74)

11 (61)

Education level attained

Year 12 or less

43 (47)

23 (51)

13 (56)

10 (56)

Healthcare card

Yes

67 (74)

30 (70)

18 (78)

13 (72)

Income

Pension/welfare

56 (62)

23 (53)

14 (61)

11 (61)

Country of birth

Overseas born

32 (36)

14 (32)

5 (22)

10 (56)


P-value

Partner Abuse (CAS)

(+PS adj)

Score 7+

71 (79)

32 (74)

0.8

1.0

22 (96)

16 (89)

Mean (SD)

22.5 (23.0)

23.6 (19.0)

41.7 (30.2)

17.1 (11.3)

Median (Interquartile range)

19 (7-31)

18 (10-37)

32 (18-56)

13 (10-23)

Depression (EPDS Score 13+)

Yes

63 (70)

25 (58)

0.2

0.7

18 (78)

8 (44)

SF36

MCS Mean (SD)

28.0 (9.9)

31.1 (8.1)

0.06

0.6

23.1 (10.6)

31.3 (12.6)

PCS Mean (SD)

49.0 (10.6)

48.1 (8.6)

0.6

0.9

53.4 (9.5)

48.3 (9.9)

Social Support

Mean (SD)

2.84 (0.94)

3.28 (0.94)

0.01

0.4

2.58 (0.83)

3.06 (1.14)

Parenting Stress

No. stressed (%)

40 (49)

13 (33)

0.08

0.7

18 (78)

12 (67)


Abbreviation: +PS adj = adjusted for Propensity Score

Taft et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:178   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-178

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