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Table 1 Demography of mothers and their children

From: The growth and development of children born to adolescent mothers in Taiwan

Parameters at 6 months of age Adolescent mothers Adult mothers P value
N % N %
Gender
 Male 288 51.43 % 10150 53.93 % .506
 Female 272 48.57 % 9158 48.66 %
Postpartum depression
 Yes 84 15.00 % 3383 17.97 % .983
 No 471 84.11 % 15904 84.50 %
Primary night-time caregiver
 Not mother 165 29.46 % 9962 52.93 % .00094
 Mother 391 69.82 % 9267 49.24 %
Birth weight
 <2500 g 54 9.64 % 1297 6.89 % .051
2500 g 505 90.18 % 17969 95.47 % 0–
Premature birth
 <37 weeks 80 14.29 % 2137 11.35 % .691
37 weeks 480 85.71 % 17171 91.23 %
Family function
 dysfunction 262 46.79 % 7589 40.32 % .013
 Normal 284 50.71 % 11590 61.58 %
Total 560 18821