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Table 4 Comparison of non-completion of follow-up and postpartum interviews by African American participants by background characteristics

From: Recruitment and retention of low-income minority women in a behavioral intervention to reduce smoking, depression, and intimate partner violence during pregnancy

Background characteristics at baseline interview Number eligible & completed baseline Not completed a follow-up interview prior to delivery* Not completed the postpartum final interview
   N %** N %**
Maternal age:      
   18–22 445 70 15.7 92 20.7
   23–27 327 56 17.1 72 22.0
   28 + 270 67 24.8 48 17.8
Gestational age at baseline:      
   < 14 weeks 353 67 19.0 70 19.8
   14 + weeks 691 127 18.4 143 20.7
Educational Level:      
   < High school 316 65 20.6 75 23.7
   HS graduate/GED 486 84 17.3 96 19.8
   At least some college 242 45 18.6 42 17.4
Relationship Status:      
   Single/separated/widowed/divorced 797 147 18.4 174 21.8
   Married or living with partner 247 47 19.0 39 15.8
Current work status:      
   Working (full- or part-time) 381 71 18.6 70 18.4
   Not currently working 662 123 18.6 143 21.6
No. children < 18 living with Her:      
   < 4 children 977 182 18.6 192 19.7
   4+ children 67 12 17.9 21 31.3
Medicaid status:      
   Yes 810 156 19.3 166 20.5
   No 229 36 15.7 46 20.1
WIC status:      
   Yes 860 112 13.0 126 14.7
   No 184 82 44.6 87 47.3
Other public assistance:      
   Yes 625 118 18.9 129 20.6
   No 416 76 18.3 84 20.2
Clinic sites:      
   A 177 27 15.3 29 16.4
   B 104 14 13.5 36 34.6
   C 201 39 19.4 27 13.4
   D 191 33 17.3 34 17.8
   E 101 23 22.8 23 22.8
   F 270 58 21.5 64 23.7
Care group:      
   Intervention 521 98 18.8 114 21.9
   Usual care 523 96 18.4 99 18.9
Total 1044 194 18.6 213 20.4
  1. * Completed the second follow-up interview prior to delivery or the first follow-up interview and delivered prior to the time to administer the second follow-up interview.
  2. ** Percentages are calculated of the total number of eligible women who completed the baseline interview (second column).