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Table 6 Proportion of respondents that correctly identified supportive strategies for child development by gender and parent status (N = 1443).

From: Gauging knowledge of developmental milestones among Albertan adults: a cross-sectional survey

  Males
n = 370
n (%)
Females
n = 1073
n (%)
p Parents
n = 685
n (%)
Non-parents
n = 758
n (%)
p
Children's ability to learn is not set from birth 255 (8.9) 754 (70.3) 0.646 489 (71.4) 520 (68.6) 0.251
Children learn more from hearing someone in the same room talk than hearing someone on television 163 (44.1) 553 (51.5) 0.013 364 (53.1) 352 (46.4) 0.011
Parents' emotional closeness with their baby can strongly influence how smart that baby becomes 158 (42.7) 494 (46.0) 0.276 314 (45.8) 338 (44.6) 0.672
A child's experiences in the first year of life have an important impact on school performance in later years 312 (84.3) 945 (88.1) 0.072 586 (85.5) 671 (88.5) 0.099