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Table 2 Socio-demographic profile of mothers who completed or did not complete the infant hearing screening programme

From: Community-based infant hearing screening in a developing country: parental uptake of follow-up services

Profile Two-stage screening Diagnosis
  Did not complete (%)
n = 148
Completed (%)
n = 137
Did not complete (%)
n = 32
Completed (%)
n = 50
Age (Years)     
   <20 3 (2.0) 2 (1.5) 1 (3.1) 1 (2.0)
   20 – 35 129 (87.2) 117 (86.7) 30 (93.8) 41 (82.0)
   >35 16 (10.8) 16 (11.9) 1 (3.1) 8 (16.0)
Mean [Standard deviation] 28.05 [5.13]a 28.31 [5.57]b 25.34 [4.34]c 29.23 [5.77]d
Ethnicity     
   Hausa 5 (3.4) 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.0)
   Ibo 15 (10.1) 7 (5.1) 2 (6.3) 2 (4.0)
   Yoruba 126 (85.1) 128 (93.4) 30 (93.8) 47 (94.0)
   Other 2 (1.4) 1 (0.7) - -
Marital status     
   Not Married 4 (2.7) 2 (1.5) 1 (3.1) 0 (0.0)
   Married 144 (97.3) 135 (98.5) 31 (96.9) 50 (100.0)
Parity     
   Primiparous 51 (34.5) 57 (41.6) 15 (46.9) 21 (42.0)
   Multiparous 97 (65.5) 80 (58.4) 17 (53.1) 29 (58.0)
Religion     
   Christianity 49 (33.1) 32 (23.4) 10 (31.3) 8 (16.0)
   Islam 99 (66.9) 105 (76.6) 22 (68.8) 42 (84.0)
Religion of spouse     
   Christianity 48 (32.4) 36 (26.3) 9 (28.1) 8 (16.0)
   Islam 100 (67.6) 101 (73.7) 23 (71.9) 42 (84.0)
Education     
   None 3 (2.0) 5 (3.6) 1 (3.1) 2 (4.0)
   Primary 22 (14.9) 25 (18.2) 4 (12.5) 11 (22.0)
   Secondary 103 (69.6) 95 (69.3) 24 (75.0) 32 (64.0)
   Tertiary 20 (13.5) 12 (8.8) 3 (9.4) 5 (10.0)
Education of spouse     
   None 0 (0.0) 4 (2.9) 1 (3.1) 2 (4.0)
   Primary 5 (3.4) 5 (3.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.0)
   Secondary 98 (66.2) 99 (72.3) 24 (75.0) 37 (74.0)
   Tertiary 45 (30.4) 29 (21.2) 7 (21.9) 10 (20.0)
Occupation     
   None 24 (16.2) 15 (10.9) 5 (10.0) 5 (15.6)
   Small trade 88 (59.5) 81 (59.1) 34 (68.0) 21 (65.6)
   Casual job 4 (2.7) 8 (5.8) 2 (4.0) 2 (6.3)
   Full-time job 32 (21.6) 33 (24.1) 9 (18.0) 4 (12.5)
Occupation of spouse     
   None 7 (4.7) 1 (1.0) 1 (3.2) 0 (0.0)
   Small trade 33 (22.3) 18 (17.5) 7 (22.6) 3 (17.6)
   Casual job 3 (2.0) 7 (6.8) 1 (3.2) 3 (17.6)
   Full-time job 105 (70.9) 77 (74.8) 22 (71.0) 11 (64.7)
  1. (a) versus (b): t = 0.41, df = 281, p = 0.683; (c) versus (d): t = 3.25, df = 78, p = 0.002