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Table 2 Demographic, infant, maternal and paternal characteristics of study population

From: Immunisation timeliness in a cohort of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Characteristic N = 140
n (%)
National Indigenous population (%)
Sex
 Male 71 (50.7) 50.9 [27]
 Female 69 (49.3) 49.1 [27]
Care type
 Both parents 80 (57.1) 54.7 [28]
 Single parent 51 (36.4) 45.3 [28]
 Othera 8 (5.7)  
 Missing 1 (0.7)  
Primary carer
 Mother 115 (82.1)  
 Otherb 16 (11.4)  
 Missing 9 (6.4)  
Childcarec
 Yes 35 (25.0) 21.7f [29]
 No 104 (74.3)  
 Missing 1 (0.7)  
Study clinic is usual health care provider
 Yes 131 (93.6) N/A
 No 0 (0.0) N/A
 Missing 9 (6.4) N/A
Educational level of father
 Did not finish high school 63 (45.0) 58.0g [30]
 High school 37 (26.4) 16.0g [30]
 Post-school qualificationd 16 (11.4) 25.9g [30]
 Missing 24 (17.1)  
Educational level of mother
 Did not finish high school 54 (38.6)  
 High school 66 (47.1)  
 Post-school qualificationd 16 (11.4)  
 Missing 4 (0.3)  
Employment status of father
 Employede 60 (42.9) 49.7h [30]
 Unemployed 57 (40.7) 50.3h [17]
 Missing 23 (16.4)  
Employment status of mother
 Employede 17 (12.1) 43.0h [30]
 Unemployed 121 (86.4) 57.0h [30]
 Missing 2 (1.4)  
Income level
  < $26000 44 (31.4) 35.2i [31]
 $26000 - < $52000 56 (40.0) 34.3 i [31]
 $52000 - < $78000 23 (16.4) 8.9i [31]
  ≥ $78000 11 (7.9) 4.0i [31]
 Missing 6 (4.3)  
Multiple birth
 Singleton 134 (95.7) 98.5j [32]
 Multiple 1 (0.7) 1.5j [32]
 Missing 5 (3.6)  
  Mdn (IQR) Mean/Mdn
Number of children in household (N = 138) 2.0 (3.0-1.0)  
Age of mother at birth of child (in years) (N = 138) 24.0 (29.0-20.0) 25.2k [33]
Age of father at birth of child (in years) (N = 135) 26.0 (33.0-23.0) 27.9k [33]
Gestational age (in weeks) (N = 137) 40.0 (40.0-38.0) 38.2m [33]
Birth weight (in grams) (N = 137) 3200.0 (3628.0-2770.0) 3200 m [33]
  1. aOther = shared, other relative, other non-family member (including government care); bOther = Father, Mother and Father, Grandparent, Grandparent and Father, Other non-family; cChildcare = formal regulated daytime care provided in a group setting, includes private or community centres and family day care; dPost-school qualification = Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor Degree; eEmployed = Full Time, Part Time, Casual; fIncludes children aged 0–4 years exclusively attending formal childcare and children aged 0–4 years attending both formal and informal childcare; gData represents both males and females; hUnemployed = those not participating in the labour force and those participating in the labour force but without work; iCategories of income levels presented for national data differ from categories used in study and are as follows: <$20800, $20800- < $52000, $52000- < $78000, ≥$78000; jData represents all Australian women, not solely Indigenous Australian women; kMedian value; mMean value