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Table 1 Demographics of the 2006 and 2013 (NICU and WBN) Participants

From: Complementary and Alternative Medicine use in women during pregnancy: do their healthcare providers know?

Demographic variables 2006 vs. 2013 2013
  2006 2013 p-value NICU Well baby p-value
Total number of participants 201 153   51 102  
Mean age of mother (yrs) 29 ± 5 29 ± 5 0.90 28 ± 5 31 ± 5% 0.78
Median gravidity 2 2 0.03 2 2 0.61
Median parity 1 2 0.01 2 2 0.10
Mean gestational age (wks) 38 ± 1 37 ± 5 0.80 33 ± 6 39 ± 1 0.25
Delivery type       
  Vaginal 60% 60% 0.92 48% 64% 0.06
Sex of infant       
  Female 50% 52% 0.71 54% 54% 0.99
Marital status       
  Married 72% 57% 0.31 46% 62% 0.07
Race/Ethnicity       
  White, Non-Hispanic 68% 56% 0.02 50% 59% 0.30
Work       
  Full-time 58% 64% 0.25 67% 62% 0.55
Education level       
  College educated 43% 53% 0.06 47% 55% 0.33
Insurance       
  Public 22% 36% 0.01 44% 31% 0.11
Where mom born       
  US-born 92% 88% 0.22 92% 87% 0.32
Obstetrical provider       
  Mid-wife 4% 14% 0.01 19% 11% 0.15
  1. Comparing the 2006 and 2013 participants, median gravity and parity, race/ethnicity, insurance type, and obstetrical provider were all significantly different (p < 0.05). No statistically significant differences were found between the 2013 NICU and WBN groups.