TABLE 2

Parental and Household Characteristics

Control (n = 92)Probiotic (n = 92)
Paternal historya
 Mean age at delivery, y34.9 (5.7)34.6 (6.9)
 History of asthma35 (40%)42 (47%)
 History of rhinitis29 (33%)30 (34%)
 History of eczema15 (17%)22 (25%)
Maternal history
 Mean age at delivery, y33.0 (5.2)32.6 (5.8)
 History of asthma68 (74%)68 (74%)
 History of rhinitis41 (45%)41 (45%)
 History of eczema34 (37%)25 (27%)
Maternal educationb
 Up to high school, vocational school8 (9%)11 (12%)
 Some college17 (18%)14 (15%)
 College graduate29 (32%)31 (34%)
 Graduate school38 (41%)36 (39%)
Household income per y, $
 <10 0005 (6%)8 (9%)
 10 001–50 00013 (15%)12 (14%)
 50 001–100 00016 (18%)18 (21%)
 100 001–150 00024 (27%)19 (22%)
 150 001–200 00020 (23%)19 (22%)
 >200 00011 (12%)12 (14%)
Household insurance
 Self-pay00
 Private insurance74 (81.5%)69 (75.0%)
 Medicaid, SCHIP, HFP17 (18.5%)22 (23.9%)
 Military or other01 (1.1%)
  • HFP, Healthy Families Program; SCHIP, State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

  • a Data missing from 9 fathers.

  • b Data missing from 1 mother.