Table 1

Study Characteristics by Reported SAB and by Work in the Flower Industry in the Previous Six Years (n = 153), Ecuador, 2003

Study Characteristics

Reported History of SAB

Worked in the flower industry

No (n = 123)

Yes (n = 30)

No (n = 67)

Yes (n = 86)


Mother's Age (mean, SD)

29.2 (6.8)

28.5 (6.7)

31.6 (7.9)

27.1 (4.9)*

N (%)

Mother's Age

≤ 25 years

42 (34.1)

14 (46.7)

20 (29.9)

36 (41.9)

> 25 years

81 (65.9)

16 (53.3)

47 (70.1)

50 (58.1)

Mother's Age

< 30 years

76 (61.8)

18 (60.0)

32 (47.8)

62 (72.1)*

≥ 30 years

47 (38.2)

12 (40.0)

35 (52.2)

24 (27.9)

Ethnicity of Mother

Indigenous

90 (74.4)

26 (86.7)

56 (84.9)

60 (70.6)*

Mestizo/White

31 (25.6)

missing = 2

4 (13.3)

10 (15.1)

missing = 2

25 (29.4)

Marital Status

Married

80 (65.0)

23 (76.7)

47 (70.2)

56 (65.1)

Free Union

30 (24.4)

4 (13.3)

12 (17.9)

22 (25.6)

Single/Separated/Widowed

13 (10.6)

3 (10.0)

8 (11.9)

8 (9.3)

Mother's Education Level

None or partial primary

43 (35.0)

8 (26.7)

28 (41.8)

23 (26.7)

Completed primary school

66 (53.7)

17 (56.7)

31 (46.3)

52 (60.5)

Partial or completed high school

14 (11.3)

5 (16.7)

8 (11.9)

11 (12.8)

Monthly Household Income

$0-150

60 (49.2)

9 (30.0)

40 (60.6)

29 (33.7)*

$151-250

36 (29.5)

10 (33.3)

16 (24.2)

30 (34.9)

> $250

26 (21.3)

missing = 1

11 (36.7)

10 (15.2)

missing = 1

27 (31.4)

Reproductive History

Total Births (mean, SD)

3.8 (2.1)

3.1 (2.3)

4.4 (2.5)

3.0 (1.6)*

Live births (mean, SD)

3.7 (2.1)

3.0 (2.3)**

4.4 (2.5)

3.0 (1.5)*

Gravidity (mean, SD)

3.7 (2.1)

4.1 (2.4)

4.5 (2.6)

3.3 (1.5)*

Gravidity:

N (%)

2+ pregnancies & no history of SAB

--

--

59 (88.1)

64 (74.4)*

2+ pregnancies & history of SAB

--

--

8 (11.9)

22 (25.6)


* p ≤ 0.05, ** p < 0.10

Handal and Harlow BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:25   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-25

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