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Table 1 Characteristics of parents and children participating in the intervention cohort and the control cohort

From: A primary health-care intervention on pre- and postnatal risk factor behavior to prevent childhood allergy. The Prevention of Allergy among Children in Trondheim (PACT) study

  Cohorts  
  Intervention Control  
  Mean (SD)  
Age mother (years) 29,5 (4,3) 29,2(4,7)  
Education mother (years) 15,7 (2,5) 15,4 (2,6)  
Education father (years) 15,1 (2,9) 15,0 (3,1)  
Birthweight (grams) 3610 (544) 3590 (573)  
  N (%) p-value
Gender (male) 48,4 50,1 0,16
Primiparous 44,9 52,2 <0,001
Single mother 1,9 4,3 <0,001
Parental atopy* 68,5 69,4 0,56
Homeowner** 84,1 78,5 <0,001
  1. *Mother and/or father ever had asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis or eczema.
  2. ** Assessed at 6 weeks postnatal