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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographics for mothers in the Miami and LA samples and the combined sample, by randomization group

From: Legacy for Children TM: a pair of randomized controlled trials of a public health model to improve developmental outcomes among children in poverty

  Both sites (n = 574) Miami (n = 289) UCLA (n = 285) Test of Difference*
% % % p-value
Maternal Age < 23 49.3% 57.1% 41.4% .0002
Child Female 49.9% 53.2% 46.8% .7718
Maternal Education     
 Less than HS diploma 23.9% 27.7% 20.0% <.0001
 HS diploma/GED 59.4% 61.9% 56.8%  
 Voc. Tech/Associate's Degree 12.4% 9.0% 15.8%  
 College degree or more 4.4% 1.4% 7.4%  
Maternal Marital Status     
 Married 22.1% 16.6% 27.7% 0.0191
 Separated 4.9% 4.8% 4.9%  
 Divorced 2.1% 1.7% 2.5%  
 Widowed 0.5% 0.4% 0.7%  
 Never Married 70.4% 76.5% 64.2%  
Live with a Husband/Partner 40.2% 33.2% 47.4% 0.0005
Race/Ethnicity (multiple selections allowed)     
 Non-Hispanic Black 57.1% 69.2% 44.9% <.0001
 Non-Hispanic White 3.8% 1.0% 6.7% 0.0005
 Hispanic 24.9% 9.0% 41.1% <.0001
 Haitian 8.5% 17.0% 0.0% <.0001
 Other 5.8% 3.9% 7.9% 0.0446
Employment     
 Working full-time 10.3% 11.8% 8.8% 0.0004
 Working part-time 15.5% 9.7% 21.4%  
 Not working 74.2% 78.6% 69.8%  
Household Income     
 <$20,000 50.2% 52.6% 47.7% 0.5726
 $20,000-29,999 19.5% 17.3% 21.8%  
 $30,000-39,999 10.5% 9.7% 11.2%  
 $40,000-49,000 6.6% 6.9% 6.3%  
 $50,000+ 4.9% 4.2% 5.6%  
 Missing (imputed for analysis) 8.4% 9.3% 7.4%  
Primary Language Spoken at Home     
 English 98.3% 98.3% 98.3% 0.9823
 Non-English Language 42.3% 34.6% 50.2% 0.0001
 Spanish 28.4% 13.5% 43.5% <.0001
 Creole 10.8% 20.8% 0.7% <.0001
 Other 5.8% 3.9% 7.9% 0.0446
 English Spoken Most in Home 79.8% 85.1% 74.4% 0.0014
Home Ownership     
 Owned 22.5% 29.2% 15.7% <.0001
 Rented 75.9% 69.8% 82.2%  
 Occupied without rent payment 1.6% 1.0% 2.1%  
 Lives in public housing 12.6% 14.5% 10.7% 0.1778
Household Composition   Mean   p-value
 Number of adults living in home^ 1.5 1.6 1.5 0.5781
 Number of children living in home+ 1.5 1.5 1.4 0.7054
  1. * As indicated by Chi-square or t-test statistic, as appropriate.
  2. ^Excluding Legacy mother, top-coded at 6.
  3. + Excluding Legacy child.
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