Table 4

Characteristics of children according to seen and not seen status at time of follow up. Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study 1998–2001

    Total Cohort

    DHR Subset

Characteristic

Seen at follow up

Not seen or found

Seen at follow-up

Not seen or found

Died before follow-up


Number

572

96

489

71

18

Mean birth weight gms (sd)a

3051 (630)

2983 (719)

3112 (578

3127 (607)

2229 (1015)

Mean gestational age weeksa

38.9 (1.78)

38.4 (1.72)*

39 (1.61)

38.8 (1.47)

35.4 (5.9)

% maleb

52%

48%

52%

54%

39%

% Low birth weightb

16

22

12

14

% Pretermb

10

14

7

9

% Small for gestational ageb

27

28

25

25


a t test b Fisher exact test * p =< 0.05 for difference between children seen and not seen or found at follow-up

Sayers et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2003 3:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-3-1

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