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Table 1 Demographic and selected health characteristics of the study cohort (n = 3895)

From: The link between hearing impairment and child maltreatment among Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory of Australia: is there an opportunity for a public health approach in child protection?

CharacteristicNumberPercent
Demographic characteristics
 Female186948.0
 First Child130433.5
Year of Birth
 19993539.1
 20003769.7
 200148712.5
 200243611.2
 200346912.0
 200443711.2
 20053729.6
 20063509.0
 20073378.7
 20082787.1
Maternal and perinatal factors
 Low Birth Weight52613.5
 Preterm birth59315.2
 Admitted to special care nursery101226.5a
 Born to teenage mothers127032.6
 Mother attend less than 7 antenatal visits133434.2
 Born to mothers with STI44111.3
 Mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy37212.1b
 Mother smoked during pregnancy145645.4c
Hearing assessment
 Normal hearing170943.9
 Unilateral hearing loss74019.0
 Mild hearing impairment (HI)107827.7
 Moderate or worse HI3689.4
Community level factors
 Living in most disadvantaged areasd362893.1
 Living in very remote regionse367994.5
  1. aDenominator only includes those with recorded status of special care nursery (n = 3825)
  2. bDenominator only includes those with recorded status of maternal alcohol consumption (n = 3082)
  3. cDenominator only includes those with recorded status of maternal smoking (n = 3204)
  4. dIndex of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) from ABS, [19] based on community that the children first attended school
  5. eAccessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA+) from ABS, [16] based on community that the children first attended school