Table 5

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

Risk characteristics at baseline interview

Number eligible & completed baseline

Not completed a follow-up interview prior to delivery*

Not completed the final postpartum interview


N

%**

N

%**


Active smoking:

Yes

198

43

21.7

46

23.2

No

846

151

17.8

167

19.7

Environmental tobacco smoking (ETSE):

Yes

742

147

19.8

153

20.6

No

283

44

15.6

57

20.1

Depression:

Yes

463

94

20.3

96

20.7

No

581

100

17.2

117

20.1

Intimate partner violence (IPV):

Yes

336

68

20.2

62

18.5

No

708

126

17.8

151

21.3

Risk groups:

Smoking (active & ETSE) only

325

59

18.2

66

20.3

Depression only

63

12

19.0

16

25.4

Intimate partner violence only

28

2

7.1

3

8.0

Smoking & depression

193

38

19.7

46

23.8

Smoking & intimate partner violence

101

22

21.8

25

24.8

Depression & partner violence

37

8

21.6

5

13.5

All risks

170

36

21.2

29

17.1

Any of the 4 risks:

Yes

907

175

19.3

190

20.9

No

137

19

13.9

23

16.8

Number of risks:

0

137

19

13.9

23

16.8

1

360

61

16.9

76

21.1

2

298

60

20.1

68

22.8

3

213

45

21.1

39

18.3

4

36

9

25.0

7

19.9

Number of risks (exc. ETSE):

0

388

63

16.2

75

19.3

1

358

67

18.7

82

22.9

2

255

54

21.2

46

18.0

3

43

10

23.3

10

23.3

Alcohol use during pregnancy:

Yes

223

37

16.6

43

19.3

No

820

157

19.1

170

20.7

Drug use during pregnancy:

Yes

181

42

23.2

33

18.2

No

863

152

17.6

180

20.9

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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