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Table 2 Baseline socio-demographic, anthropometric, and birth characteristics of Delta Healthy Sprouts participants and their infants (N = 54)

From: Infant activity and sleep behaviors in a maternal and infant home visiting project among rural, southern, African American women

Characteristic n %
Mothers
Race   
 African American 52 96.3
 White 2 3.7
Relationship status   
 Singlea 48 88.9
 Married 6 11.1
Education level   
 ≤ High school graduate 24 44.4
 ≥ Some college/technical 30 55.6
Employment status   
 Full time/part-time 21 38.9
 Unemployed (looking) 19 35.2
 Homemaker/student 14 25.9
Smoker in household 16 29.6
Smoking status   
 Current 2 3.7
 Stopped before pregnancy 1 1.9
 Stopped after became pregnant 1 1.9
 Never 50 92.6
Medicaid health insurance 54 100.0
Receiving SNAP 41 75.9
Receiving WIC 48 88.9
Infants
 Male gender 31 57.4
 Non-Hispanic ethnicity 53 98.1
Race   
 African American 52 96.3
 White 2 3.7
Fed formula within 24 h of birth 48 88.9
Ever breastfed 21 38.9
Premature (< 37 weeks gestation)b 7 13.0
  Mean SD
Mothers
 Age (years) 23.6 4.84
 Household size 3.9 1.58
 Pre-pregnancy BMIc 28.9 7.91
 Post-pregnancy BMId 30.9 7.70
Infants
 Weeks gestationb 38.7 1.69
 Birth weight (g) 3132.1 566.37
 Birth length (cm) 48.6 2.92
Birth weight-for-length percentilee 51.9 37.45
  1. SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, WIC Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children
  2. aIncludes 1 participant who indicated she is divorced
  3. bBased on conception date (from online pregnancy calculator and using self-reported due date)
  4. cBased on measured height and self-reported weight
  5. dBased on weight measured at first postnatal visit
  6. eBased on World Health Organization age- and sex-specific growth curves for children