Table 1

Demographic characteristics between immigrant and Taiwanese women
Variables Immigrant Taiwanese t/χ2 p
n % n %
Age (year) M=28.3 SD=4.2 M=33.5 SD=3.8 t= -7.92 <.001
Married year M=3.2 SD=2.7 M=4.2 SD=3.1 t= -2.12
Numbers of kids .036
One 45 60.0 44 58.7 4.10
Two 28 37.3 23 30.7 .129
Three and above 2 2.7 8 10.7
Type of delivery1 26.06
NSD 66 88.0 37 49.3 <.001
C/S 9 12.0 38 50.7
Education2 a
≦Secondary 50 66.7 0 0.0
≧High school 25 33.3 75 100.0 <.001
Health insurance a
Yes 71 94.7 75 100
No 4 5.3 0 0.0
Occupation 54.15 0.12
Yes 13 17.3 58 77.3
No 62 82.7 17 22.7
Religion2 9.63 <.001
No 46 61.3 27 36.0
Yes 29 38.7 48 64.0
Regular antenatal check a
Yes 67 89.3 75 100.0 .002
No 8 10.7 0 0.0
Mother participated class 12.18
Yes 34 45.3 55 73.3 .006
No 41 51.7 20 26.7
Spouse participated class 5.12
Yes 18 24.0 31 41.3 <.001
No 57 76.0 44 58.7
BMI at 6th month 3
Underweight (<18.5) 4 5.3 5 6.7 0.33
Average (18.6~24.0) 58 77.3 55 73.3 .024
Overweight (>24.1) 13 17.3 15 20.0
.846

1 NSD: Normal spontaneously delivery, C/S: Cesarean section.

a Fisher’s exact test.

2Buddist, Daoism, Christian, Catholic.

3 BMI: body mass index (BW/ (height in meter square).

Chen et al.

Chen et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:5   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-5

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