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Table 1 Baseline maternal demographic characteristics of trial groups

From: Miller Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) trial: design, method and sample description

Characteristic Intervention Group (n = 111) Comparison Group (n = 97)
Mean age ± SD 27.6 ± 6.7 27.7 ± 5.9
Parity, n (%)   
   0 31 (27.9) 34 (35.1)
   ≥ 1 80 (72.1) 63 (64.9)
Country of birth, n (%)   
   Australia 56 (50.5) 50 (51.5)
   Overseas 55 (49.5) 47 (48.5)
Marital status, n (%)*   
   Married/living with partner 87 (80.6) 79 (84.9)
   Single/separated/divorced 21 (19.4) 14 (15.4)
Level of education, n (%)†   
   High school/vocational 88 (83.0) 74 (80.4)
   Degree or higher 18 (17.0) 18 (19.6)
Main source of household income, n (%)†   
   Full or part-time wages 73 (68.9) 66 (72.5)
   Benefit or pension 33 (31.1) 25 (27.5)
Housing tenure, n (%)§   
   Own or purchasing 47 (46.1) 43 (50.6)
   Renting or other 55 (53.9) 42 (49.4)
  1. * Seven women did not disclose their marital status
  2. † Eleven women did not disclose their level of education or source of income
  3. § Twenty one women did not disclose their housing tenure