Table 4

Comparison of non-completion of follow-up and postpartum interviews by African American participants by background characteristics

Background characteristics at baseline interview

Number eligible & completed baseline

Not completed a follow-up interview prior to delivery*

Not completed the postpartum final interview


N

%**

N

%**


Maternal age:

18–22

445

70

15.7

92

20.7

23–27

327

56

17.1

72

22.0

28 +

270

67

24.8

48

17.8

Gestational age at baseline:

< 14 weeks

353

67

19.0

70

19.8

14 + weeks

691

127

18.4

143

20.7

Educational Level:

< High school

316

65

20.6

75

23.7

HS graduate/GED

486

84

17.3

96

19.8

At least some college

242

45

18.6

42

17.4

Relationship Status:

Single/separated/widowed/divorced

797

147

18.4

174

21.8

Married or living with partner

247

47

19.0

39

15.8

Current work status:

Working (full- or part-time)

381

71

18.6

70

18.4

Not currently working

662

123

18.6

143

21.6

No. children < 18 living with Her:

< 4 children

977

182

18.6

192

19.7

4+ children

67

12

17.9

21

31.3

Medicaid status:

Yes

810

156

19.3

166

20.5

No

229

36

15.7

46

20.1

WIC status:

Yes

860

112

13.0

126

14.7

No

184

82

44.6

87

47.3

Other public assistance:

Yes

625

118

18.9

129

20.6

No

416

76

18.3

84

20.2

Clinic sites:

A

177

27

15.3

29

16.4

B

104

14

13.5

36

34.6

C

201

39

19.4

27

13.4

D

191

33

17.3

34

17.8

E

101

23

22.8

23

22.8

F

270

58

21.5

64

23.7

Care group:

Intervention

521

98

18.8

114

21.9

Usual care

523

96

18.4

99

18.9

Total

1044

194

18.6

213

20.4


* Completed the second follow-up interview prior to delivery or the first follow-up interview and delivered prior to the time to administer the second follow-up interview.

** Percentages are calculated of the total number of eligible women who completed the baseline interview (second column).

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

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