TABLE 1

Baseline (Pre-Randomization) Characteristics of Control Group and Doula Group Mothers

CharacteristicsControl Group (n = 124)Doula Group (n = 124)
Maternal age at enrollment, mean (SD), yr17.9 (1.7)18.2 (1.7)
Maternal years in school completed, mean (SD)10.6 (1.5)10.9 (1.5)
Gestational age at enrollment, mean (SD), wk23.8 (5.3)23.3 (4.6)
Vocabulary Score (PPVT), mean (SD)85.5 (11.4)86.4 (11.2)
Expecting first child, No. (%)109 (87.9)110 (88.7)
Mother in school, No. (%)68 (54.8)67 (54.0)
Mother employed, No. (%)27 (21.8)10 (16.1)
Co-residing with parent figure, No. (%)98 (79.0)96 (77.4)
Partner with infant’s father, No. (%)83 (66.9)89 (71.8)
Considering breastfeeding at enrollment, No. (%)72 (58.1)82 (66.1)
Own mother breastfed, No. (%)44 (35.5)44 (35.5)
Knew someone who had breastfed, No. (%)72 (58.1)79 (63.7)
  • PPVT, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test.