Table 1.

Demographic Characteristics of Study Sample by Age of Identification of Hearing Loss

Demographic Variable/Category of VariableAge of Identification of Hearing Loss
By 6 MonthsAfter 6 Months
n%n%
Gender
 Female38533747
 Male34474153
Ethnicity
 Not a minority53745675
 Minority19261925
Mother's education
 12 years or less27432652
 >12 years36572448
Medicaid status
 Not on Medicaid24482658
 On Medicaid26521942
Degree of hearing loss
 Mild813711
 Moderate17271016
 Moderate-severe16251321
 Severe10161423
 Profound11181423
Mode of communication
 Oral only39543646
 Oral and sign language33464254
Multiple handicaps
 No other handicaps37534259
 Additional handicaps33472941
Cognitive ability
 Cognitive quotient <8021294456
 Cognitive quotient ≥8051713444
Age at data collection
 13 to 18 months18251019
 19 to 24 months22311525
 25 to 30 months19262831
 31 to 36 months13182525