Table 2

Socio-demographic and risk characteristics by retention status

Socio-demographic & risk characteristics

Not retained

Retained

Significance level


Socio-demographic characteristics

Maternal age

24.3 ± 5.4

24.6 ± 5.4

0.42

Educational level:

Below high school

76 (34.5%)

245 (28.8%)

0.25

High school graduate/GED

97 (44.1%)

399 (46.9%)

Some college

47 (21.4%)

206 (24.2%)

Relationship status:

Single/separated/widowed/divorced

179 (81.4%)

637 (74.9%)

0.05

Married/Living with a partner

41 (18.6%)

213 (25.1%)

Employed

72 (32.7%)

323 (38.0%)

0.16

Receives Medicaid

171 (78.1%)

653 (77.2%)

0.86

Gestational age at recruitment (weeks)

17.2 ± 7.4

17.1 ± 6.6

0.75

Alcohol use during pregnancy

46 (20.9%)

183 (21.5%)

0.93

Drug use during pregnancy

36 (16.4%)

151 (17.8%)

0.69

A-CASI screening risk results

Active smoking

118 (53.6%)

396 (46.6%)

0.07

Environmental tobacco smoking (ETSE)

175 (79.6%)

710 (83.5%)

0.16

Depression

78 (35.4%)

308 (36.2%)

0.87

Intimate partner violence (IPV)

46 (20.9%)

178 (20.9%)

1.00


El-Khorazaty et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:233   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-233

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