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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics; comparisons between work-based and home-based groups

From: Oral health related quality of life in pregnant and post partum women in two social network domains; predominantly home-based and work-based networks

  Work-based Home-based Total P value
  N = 580 N = 823 N = 1403  
Age, M (SD) a 26.76 ± 6.07 24.07 ± 6.22 25.18 ± 6.299 < 0.001
Ethnicity b     0.120
   White, n (%) 199 (34.5) 275 (33.5) 474 (33.9)  
   Brown, n (%) 230 (39.9) 369 (44.9) 599 (42.8)  
   Black, n (%) 147 (25.5) 178 (21.7) 325 (23.2)  
Years of schooling, M (SD) a 8.28 ± 2.90 7.42 ± 2.91 7.78 ± 2.94 < 0.001
Family income b     < 0.001
   < 1 Minimal wage, n (%) 103 (17.8) 302 (36.7) 405 (28.9)  
   1-2 Minimal wages, n (%) 199 (34.3) 250 (30.4) 449 (32.0)  
   > 2 Minimal wages, n (%) 278 (47.9) 271 (32.9) 549 (39.1)  
Marital status b     0.003
   Married, living with partner, n (%) 434 (74.8) 557 (67.7) 991 (70.6)  
   Has a partner, not living with him, n (%) 111 (19.1) 222 (27.0) 333 (23.7)  
   Single without partner, n (%) 35 (6.0) 44 (5.3) 79 (5.6)  
Social Class b     < 0.001
   B, n (%) 40 (6.9) 43 (5.2) 83 (5.9)  
   C, n (%) 399 (68.8) 480 (58.3) 879 (62.7)  
   D, n (%) 122 (21.0) 251 (30.5) 373 (26.6)  
   E, n (%) 19 (3.3) 49 (6.0) 68 (4.8)  
Head of family b     < 0.001
   Woman, n (%) 113 (19.5) 48 (5.8) 161 (11.5)  
   Husband or partner, n (%) 341 (58.9) 485 (58.9) 826 (58.9)  
   Other, n (%) 120 (20.7) 282 (34.3) 402 (28.7)  
Number of children b     < 0.001
   No children, n (%) 249 (42.9) 415 (50.4) 664 (47.3)  
   1 child, n (%) 203 (35.0) 208 (25.3) 411 (29.3)  
   2 or more children, n (%) 128 (22.1) 200 (24.3) 328 (23.4)  
Sewage in your house b     0.016
   Lack of sewage or pit sewage, n (%) 226 (39.0) 374 (45.4) 600 (42.8)  
   General drainage, n (%) 354 (61.0) 449 (54.6) 803 (57.2)  
Number of residents per room b     < 0.001
   1, n (%) 233 (40.2) 240 (29.2) 473 (33.7)  
   2, n (%) 244 (42.1) 396 (48.1) 640 (45.6)  
   3, n (%) 72 (12.4) 124 (15.1) 196 (14.0)  
   > 3, n (%) 31 (5.3) 63 (7.7) 94 (6.7)  
Water supply to house b     0.352
   Water plumbing supply inside the house, n (%) 480 (82.8) 665 (80.8) 1145 (81.6)  
   Water plumbing supply outside the house, n (%) 100 (17.2) 158 (19.2) 258 (18.4)  
  1. a Mann-Whitney test b Chi-square test