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Table 1 Socio-demographics of participating Pacific mothers at the 6-weeks measurement waves (n = 1276) partitioned by those who immigrated to New Zealand and for those who have lived their lives entirely within New Zealand

From: Acculturation of Pacific mothers in New Zealand over time: findings from the Pacific Islands Families study

  Total Immigrated to New Zealand Lived entirely within New Zealand
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (years)       
   <20 93 (7.3) 36 (4.0) 57 (15.0)
   20-24 324 (25.4) 174 (19.4) 150 (39.4)
   25-29 342 (26.8) 229 (25.6) 113 (29.7)
   30-34 312 (24.5) 269 (30.1) 43 (11.3)
   35-39 163 (12.8) 147 (16.4) 16 (4.2)
   ≥40 42 (3.3) 40 (4.5) 2 (0.5)
Ethnicity       
   Samoan 649 (50.9) 467 (52.2) 182 (47.8)
   Tongan 289 (22.6) 258 (28.8) 31 (8.1)
   Cook Island Maori 232 (18.2) 116 (13.0) 116 (30.4)
   Other Pacific 106 (8.3) 54 (6.0) 52 (13.6)
Marital status       
   Married/de facto 1027 (80.5) 746 (83.4) 281 (73.8)
   Single 249 (19.5) 149 (16.6) 100 (26.2)
Highest educational qualifications      
   No formal qual. 506 (39.7) 395 (44.1) 111 (29.1)
   Secondary 439 (34.4) 308 (34.4) 131 (34.4)
   Post-secondary 331 (25.9) 192 (21.5) 139 (36.5)
Smoking status       
   Non-smoker 968 (76.0) 743 (83.3) 225 (59.1)
   Smoker 305 (24.0) 149 (16.7) 156 (40.9)
Employment status       
   Full-time employed 52 (4.1) 38 (4.2) 14 (3.7)
   Part-time employed 24 (1.9) 18 (2.0) 6 (1.6)
   Not employed 1200 (94.0) 839 (93.7) 361 (94.8)
Number of usual household residents (including mother and child)   
   2-4 250 (19.6) 176 (19.7) 74 (19.4)
   5-7 646 (50.7) 455 (50.9) 191 (50.1)
   ≥8 379 (29.7) 263 (29.4) 116 (30.4)
Household income (NZD)       
   ≤$20 000 427 (33.5) 282 (31.5) 145 (38.1)
   $20 001-$40 000 660 (51.7) 484 (54.1) 176 (46.2)
   >$40 000 146 (11.4) 102 (11.4) 44 (11.6)
   Unknown 43 (3.4) 27 (3.0) 16 (4.2)
  1. *Within 2 years of maternal age.