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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristics of participant children

From: Comparison of performance of Sri Lankan and US children on cognitive and motor scales of the Bayley scales of infant development

Characteristic Number Percentage
Ethnicity   
  Sinhalese 128 85.3
  Tamil 12 8.0
  Moor 4 2.7
  Burgher 4 2.7
  Other 2 1.3
Religion   
  Buddhist 96 64.0
  Catholic/Christian 40 26.7
  Hindu 9 6.0
  Islam 5 3.3
Monthly income (SLR) 1   
< 5,000 4 2.7
5,001 – 15, 000 48 32.0
15, 001 – 25,000 59 39.3
25,001 – 50, 000 29 19.3
> 50, 000 10 6.7
Mother’s educational level   
Less than G.C.E. O/Ls 25 16.7
Upto G.C.E. O/Ls 72 48.0
Upto G.C.E A/Ls 46 30.7
Graduate and above 4 2.7
Other professional/technical 3 2.0
Father’s educational level   
Less than G.C.E. O/Ls 25 16.7
Upto G.C.E. O/Ls 73 48.7
Upto G.C.E A/Ls 47 31.3
Graduate and above 4 2.7
Other professional/technical 1 0.7
Total number of children 150 100
  1. 11 USD = SLR 130.00.
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