TABLE 2

Demographic and Psychosocial Correlates of Diaper Need in a Community Sample of Low-Income Pregnant and Parenting Women

VariableDiaper Need Reported, n (%)No Diaper Need Reported, n (%)Pa
Race.02
 African American125 (53.4)131 (65.8)
 Hispanic82 (35.0)55 (27.6)
 White27 (11.5)13 (6.5)
Number of children <18 years living with mother.20
 157 (27.0)61 (32.8)
 2–3128 (60.7)96 (51.6)
 ≥426 (12.3)29 (15.6)
Age.02
 20–44 years151 (78.2)161 (87.5)
 ≥45 years42 (21.8)23 (12.5)
Primary language.02
 English191 (79.9)182 (87.9)
 Spanish48 (20.1)25 (12.1)
Emotional health need.01
 Yes94 (60.7)61 (39.4)
Received treatment of stress, sadness, or anxiety.002
 Yes92 (62.6)55 (37.4)
Health care provider visit in past year.93
 Yes73 (50.7)71 (49.3)
Child(ren) has a doctor who knows him/her well.10
 Yes195 (54.5)163 (45.5)
  • N = 877. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

  • a P value for χ2, Fisher’s exact, or 1-sample binomial test.