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Table 8 Means, proportions, and sibling correlations by change in mother’s marital status

From: Adolescent outcomes and opportunities in a Canadian province: looking at siblings and neighbors

  Change in marital status of mother by age 17 of oldest child
  No changes At least one change
Outcomes N = 20,082 N = 9,590
Continuous outcomes (mean)     
Language arts index 0.095 (0.081–0.110) -0.183 (-.202–-0.164)
Health status (ADG morbidity score) 8.833 (8.748–8.918) 9.656 (9.529–9.783)
Hospital and physician costs $1,002 ($953–$1,050) $1,396 ($1,255–$1,537)
Binary outcomes (proportion)     
Not in grade 12 at appropriate age 0.262 (0.256–0.269) 0.391 (0.381–0.400)
Teenage pregnancy 0.101 (0.095–0.107) 0.199 (0.188–0.210)
Received income assistance (age 18–19) 0.035 (0.032–0.038) 0.088 (0.083–0.094)
Sibling correlations     
Continuous outcomes     
Language arts index 0.561 (0.547–0.575) 0.514 (0.494–0.534)
Health status (ADG morbidity score) 0.476 (0.461–0.492) 0.490 (0.469–0.511)
Hospital and physician costs 0.287 (0.269–0.306) 0.280 (0.255–0.306)
Binary outcomes     
Not in grade 12 at appropriate age 0.679 (0.658–0.700) 0.563 (0.529–0.597)
Teenage pregnancy* 0.555 (0.500–0.609) 0.451 (0.386–0.516)
Received income assistance (age 18–19) 0.655 (0.606–0.704) 0.603 (0.552–0.654)
  1. For Correlations: Statistically significant differences: p < 0.01, *p < 0.05.