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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics

From: Admission to day stay early parenting program is associated with improvements in mental health and infant behaviour: A prospective cohort study

Characteristic Number of valid responses Sample Comparison p
Mean (SD) age (years) 115 32.3 (4.9) 30.82 32.2 (4.9)3 0.02. 0.91
Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander n (%) 86 0 1.02 0.35
Born in Australia n (%) 114 86 (75.4) 72.82 0.30
    86.64a <0.001
    853 0.01
Language spoken at home n (%) 114    
 Other than English   14 (12.3) 123 0.5
Marital status n (%) 109    
 Married   77 (70.6) 73.42 <0.001
 De facto   28 (25.7) 13.52  
 Separated   2 (1.8) 0.42  
 Single   2 (1.8) 12.02  
Education attainment n (%) 113    
 Primary     
 Secondary   29 (25.7)   
 Tertiary   84 (74.3) 17.64a <0.001
 (Post-secondary)    67.03* 0.06
 Current employment status n(%) 113    
 No   63 (55.8) 31 <0.001
 No (study part time)   1 (0.9) 4.03  
 Yes (maternity leave)   34 (30.1) 27.03  
 Yes   15 (13.3)   
 Full-time   3 (20.0)   
 Part-time   12 (80.0)   
Pension/ Health care card     
 Participant (n (%)) 108 17 (15.7) 27.01 0.01
 Partner (n (%)) 103 3 (2.9)   
Socioeconomic Positiond (IRSAD) (n (%)) 114    
 Lowest 20%   11 (9.6) 7.64b 0.08
 21-40%   6 (5.3) 10.44b  
 41-60%   16 (14.0) 8.54b  
 61-80%   50 (43.9) 48.84b  
 Highest 20%   31 (27.2) 24.74b  
  1. 1 2009 Victorian Child Health and Wellbeing Survey.
  2. 2 Births in Victoria 2007 and 2008 [22].
  3. 3 Tweddle Residential Service 2004 [4, 23].
  4. 4a Community Sample: Buist 2008 [24].
  5. 4b Community Sample: McCallum 2011 [20].