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Table 2 Demographics of mother infant dyads

From: The Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program (ECHO): an ecologically-based intervention delivered by home visitors for newborns and their mothers

  Control (n = 23) (%) Intervention (n = 26) (%)
Maternal age yrs (mean ± SD) 22.05 ± 5.73 24.35 ± 5.37
<18 years 2 (9 %) 1 (4 %)
18–30 years 18 (78 %) 21 (81 %)
>30 years 1 (4 %) 4 (15 %)
Parity (Primip) (%)* 21 (91 %) 6 (23 %)
Income 8 (35 %) 12 (46 %)
< $15,000 2 (9 %) 3 (12 %)
$15,000-$30,000 1 (4 %) 4 (15 %)
$30,000-$50,000 0 (0 %) 1 (4 %)
>$50,000 8 (35 %) 5 (19 %)
Do not know
Race/Ethnicity 6 (25 %) 7 (27 %)
African American/Black 12 (52 %) 17 (65 %)
Hispanic 4 (17 %) 2 (8 %)
Other   
Marital Status: Married 3 (13 %) 7 (27 %)
Education 8 (35 %) 11 (42 %)
<12th grade 6 (26 %) 5 (19 %)
High school or GED 7 (30 %) 7 (27 %)
>High school or GED   
Employment: Yes 8 (35 %) 10 (38 %)
Language spoken: English 21 (92 %) 18 (69 %)
Place of birth: United States 13 (58 %) 8 (31 %)
Public insurance 12 (52 %) 12 (46 %)
Maternal smoking (Yes, %) 5 (22 %) 6 (23 %)
Infant birth weight (Lbs) (Mean ± SD) 7.37 ± 0.83 7.36 ± 1.08
Infant sex (M, %) 12 (52) 9 (35)
  1. Expressed as n (%) except as noted. Percentages may not add to 100 % due to rounding and missing data
  2. *p < 0.001. All other differences were not significant