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Table 2 Socioeconomic and perinatal characteristics of the study population (count, percent of total sample, mean and SD). N = 863

From: Epigenetic gestational age acceleration: a prospective cohort study investigating associations with familial, sociodemographic and birth characteristics

  Count (n) %/mean (SD)
Non-manual parental social class 713 85.59
Maternal education
 Degree 172 20.28
 A level 253 29.83
 O level 279 32.90
 Less than O level 144 16.98
Paternal education
 Degree 214 25.60
 A level 252 30.14
 O level 181 21.65
 Less than O level 189 22.61
Housing tenure
 Owned/mortgaged 737 89.77
 Rented (private) 28 3.41
 Rented (council/HA) 56 6.82
Financial difficulties
 No financial difficulties 352 42.16
 Some financial difficulties 347 41.56
 Many financial difficulties 136 16.29
Delivery method
 Unassisted 320 60.72
 Assisted 126 23.91
 Caesarean section 81 15.37
Delivery complications 142 16.53
Term/post-term GA at delivery 839 97.22
APGAR score at 5 min   9.52 (0.69)
Birthweight (kg) 850 3.49 (0.49)
Birth length (cm) 735 50.77 (2.12)
Head circumference (cm) 737 34.92 (1.41)
  1. Percentages reflect the proportion of the total sample
  2. HA owned by the housing association, APGAR scores are based on Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration at birth