TABLE 1.

Summary of Respondent Characteristics

Respondent Characteristics*N (%)
Father’s age, y
 <3031 (30)
 30–3952 (50)
 40–6021 (20)
Education (n = 103)
 Less than high school11 (11)
 High school/vocational school48 (47)
 Some college22 (21)
 College degree or higher22 (22)
Household income (n = 102)
 <$30 00048 (47)
 >$30 00054 (53)
Employment status
 Employed90 (87)
Child’s health insurance
 Medicaid54 (52)
 Private43 (41)
 Unsure or free care6 (7)
No. of children
 >168 (65)
 1 only36 (35)
Age when first child was born, y
 ≤25 y56 (54)
Marital status (n = 103)
 Divorced/separated51 (50)
 Married6 (6)
 Single46 (45)
Ethnicity
 Latino13 (13)
Site of recruitment
 Health care site87 (84)
 Nonhealth care site17 (16)
Race (n = 103)
 African American57 (55)
 Caribbean/West Indian19 (18)
 African13 (13)
 White/Anglo2 (2)
 Other12 (12)
Age of index child
 0–24 mo32 (31)
 25–48 mo32 (31)
 >48 mo40 (38)
Gender of the index child
 Female44 (42)
Fathering behaviors
 Present in the delivery room79 (76)
 Visited child in the newborn nursery98 (95)
 Live with child70 (68)
  • * Unless otherwise specified, n = 104.

  • Total percentages may add to slightly >100 as a result of rounding.