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Table 1 Demographic and vulnerability profile

From: The effectiveness of a sustained nurse home visiting intervention for Aboriginal infants compared with non-Aboriginal infants and with Aboriginal infants receiving usual child health care: a quasi-experimental trial - the Bulundidi Gudaga study

  Group A Group B Group C
Demographic (n) 149 80 132
Mean age (SD) at parturition 25.97 (6.17) 27.96 (7.10) 25.39 (6.27)
Median age (years) 25.5 27.5 24.3
Age range (years) 15–44 16–41 16–42
First time mother n (%) 51 (34.2) 38 (47.5) 43 (32.6)
Living in lowest Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) n (%) 77 (51.7) 28 (35.0) 79 (59.8)
Vulnerabilities at maternity booking (Safe Start assessment)
 Age < 20 years n (%) 29 (19.5) 11 (13.8) 35 (26.7)
 Not married or living with partner n (%a) (Data missing: A = 5%, B = 6%, C = 10%) 34 (22.8) 17 (21.3) 72 (54.5)
 Late antenatal care n (%a) (Data missing: A = 3% B = 15% C = 20%) 41 (27.5) 26 (32.5) 31 (23.5)
 Major stressor n (%a) (Data missing: A = 4% B = 6% C = 7%) 77 (51.7) 71 (88.8) 52 (39.4)
 Mental health issue requiring treatment n (%a) (Data missing: A = 3% B = 20% C = 10%) 71 (47.7) 49 (61.3) 31 (23.5)
 EDS ≥10 at booking n (%a) (Data missing: A = 4% B = 2.5% C = 14%) 34 (22.8) 43 (53.8) 26 (19.7)
 Abused as child n (%a) (Data missing: A = 7% B = 48% C = 8%) 45 (30.2) 15 (18.8) 32 (24.2)
 Substance misuse n (%a) (Data missing: A = 79% B = 9% C = 11%) 17 (11.5) 8 (10.3) 17 (12.9)
 Family violence n (%a) (Data missing: A = 34% B = 41% C = 8%) 6 (4.0) 10 (12.5) 26 (19.7)
 Number of risks, mean (SD) 2.49 (1.36) 3.29 (1.37) 2.57 (1.61)
 Risk range 1–6 1–7 1–7
 Median number of risks 2 3 2
  1. aPresence of vulnerability recorded as percentage of total group N