Table 1.

Demographic Characteristics by Site

Eastern
(N = 205)
Southern (N = 214)
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)
Maternal characteristics
Education (y)11.3 (1.5)11.2 (1.9)
Age (y)30.1 (7.7)29.2 (9.5)
Married1-165 31.7%57.0%
Employment (full-time or part-time)26.3%34.1%
Aid to Families With Dependent Children1-165 77.9%49.2%
Medical assistance72.1%70.5%
Child characteristics
Age(mo)1-165 49.2 (2.3)67.5 (6.2)
African American1-165 92.2%64.2%
Male* 54.6%44.6%
  • Applies to continuous variables only.

  • Age at entry into the study.

  • * P < .05;

  • ** P < .01;

  • F1-165 P < .001.