Table 1.

Maternal Characteristics (n = 214)

AgeMean = 26 y (15–45)
EducationMean = 12 y (6–17)
 <High school36%
 High school36%
 >High school28%
Race
 Black36%
 Hispanic45%
 White 9%
 Asian 5%
 Mixed 5%
Marital status
 Married26%
 Living with partner17%
 Widowed/divorced/separated 6%
 Single51%
Family composition
 Parents living together44%
 Mother with other adult32%
 Mother alone24%
Receives public assistance55%
Employment
 Never worked26%
 Worked in past, not now53%
 Currently employed21%
Has medical condition24%
Health
 Excellent24%
 Very good34%
 Good34%
 Poor/fair 8%