TABLE 1

Demographic Characteristics of the Sample

CharacteristicValue
Child
    Male, no. (%)247 (51.1)
    Weight at birth, mean (SD), g3460 (504)
Mother
    Mother the respondent, no. (%)477 (99.6)
    Age, mean (SD), y29.8 (4.3)
    Born in Australia, no. (%)408 (85.2)
    Education, no. (%)
        Less than year 12116 (24.5)
        Year 12 only179 (37.8)
        Tertiary or postgraduate179 (37.8)
    Married/de facto, no. (%)456 (95.2)
    Ownership of dwelling, no. (%)
        Fully/partly owned or mortgaged370 (77.2)
        Rented95 (19.8)
        Ministry of Housing1 (0.2)
Partner
    Age, mean (SD), y32.4 (5.6)
    Employment status, no. (%)
        Employed full time429 (89.6)
        Employed part time14 (2.9)
        On leave/home duties/unemployed16 (3.3)
  • Data were based on parent questionnaire 1 (n = 479). Not all percentages add to 100% because of missing data and “other” categories.