Table 3

Socio-demographic and Risk Characteristics by Types of Non-Retention

Socio-Demographic & Risk Characteristics

Lost-to-follow-up

Dropped-out/withdrew

Significance Level


Socio-demographic characteristics

Maternal age

23.3 ± 5.0

25.9 ± 5.3

< 0.01

Educational level:

Below high school

43 (34.7%)

15 (27.3%)

0.01

High school graduate/GED

62 (50.0%)

21 (38.2%)

Some college

19 (15.3%)

19 (34.5%)

Relationship status:

Single/separated/widowed/divorced

108 (87.1%)

26 (47.3%)

< 0.01

Married/Living with a partner

16 (12.9%)

29 (52.7%)

Employed

38 (30.6%)

26 (47.3%)

0.04

Number of Children < 18 living with her

1.31 ± 1.32

1.33 ± 1.41

0.93

Receives medicaid

104 (83.9%)

36 (65.5%)

< 0.01

Gestational age at recruitment (weeks)

19.4 ± 7.1

18.5 ± 6.7

0.42

Alcohol use during pregnancy

24 (19.4%)

13 (23.6%)

0.55

Drug use during pregnancy

17 (13.7%)

10 (18.2%)

0.50

A-CASI screening risk results

Active smoking

25 (20.2%)

8 (14.5%)

0.41

Environmental tobacco smoking (ETSE)

96 (77.4%)

38 (69.1%)

0.26

Depression

59 (47.6%)

19 (34.5%)

0.14

Intimate partner violence (IPV)

37 (29.8%)

15 (27.3%)

0.86

Baseline interview risk results

Active smoking

60 (48.4%)

36 (65.5%)

0.04

Environmental tobacco smoking (ETSE)

105 (84.7%)

42 (76.4%)

0.21

Depression

48 (38.7%)

14 (25.5%)

0.09

Intimate partner violence (IPV)

31 (25.0%)

7 (12.7%)

0.08

Care group

Intervention

52 (41.9%)

38 (69.1%)

< 0.01

Usual care

72 (58.1%)

17 (30.9%)


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

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