TABLE 1

Sociodemographics of Those Ever Having Attended Day Care Versus Those Who Did Not

Entire Study Population (N = 111)Ever Attended Day Care (N = 22)Never Attended Day Care (N = 89)Pa
Gender, % male60.472.757.3.19
Race, %
    Black67.668.267.4.68
    White29.731.829.2
    Other2.70.03.4
Mean (range) gestational age, wk26.2 ± 2.0 (23.0–31.9)25.7 ± 2.0 (23.0–31.0)26.3 ± 2.0 (23.3–31.9).28
Caregiver educational level, % (n = 86)
    Less than high school education4.6 (n = 4)5.64.4.06
    High school graduate or GED24.1 (n = 21)16.726.1
    Some college, 2-y college degree, or technical school39.1 (n = 34)27.842.0
    4-y college degree16.1 (n = 14)11.117.4
    Any postgraduate coursework16.1 (n = 14)38.910.1
Mean estimated household income, $ (in thousands)45.6 ± 14.8 (23.6–101.3)48.8 ± 16.1 (26.8–73.6)44.8 ± 14.5 (23.6–101.3).26
Mean No. of children in the home (range)2.8 ± 1.1 (1–6)2.8 ± 1.2 (1–6)2.8 ± 1.0 (1–6).97
Any history of smokers in the household, %20.718.221.4.74
Mean (range) age at first clinic visit, mo6.4 ± 3.1 (2.0–25.7)6.2 ± 2.2 (2.9–11.4)6.4 ± 3.3 (2.0–25.7).75
  • GED indicates general equivalency diploma.

  • a Compares subjects reporting ever having attended day care versus those not having attended day care using unpaired t tests and χ2 tests.