TABLE 1.

Descriptive Statistics for Sample Sociodemographic Characteristics

Sociodemographic CharacteristicsJapanese ImmigrantsSouth American ImmigrantsEuropean Americans
Mother
    Age, y33.4 (4.0)33.1 (4.8)32.5 (3.4)
    Education*5.7 (0.8)6.0 (0.8)6.1 (0.7)
    Number of h employed weekly11.5 (18.8)18.5 (18.9)20.6 (18.9)
Child
    Age, mo20.2 (0.6)20.5 (0.7)20.1 (0.2)
    Birth weight, g3200.1 (409.6)3539.3 (653.8)3504.1 (485.9)
Family
    Four-Factor Index of Social Status56.7 (9.7)49.5 (12.6)56.8 (6.3)
  • M(SD) is shown for all columns.

  • * On the Four-Factor Index of Social Status47 7-point scale.

  • Includes homemaker mothers.