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Table 1 Variables examined and chi square analysis

From: Social determinants of maternal self-rated health in South Western Sydney, Australia

Variable Category Total % poor SRH Pearson chi square Df P value
Mothers education Post yr 12 9969 3.47 35.45 4 <0.001
  Yr 12 4934 3.69    
  Yr 10 4878 4.51    
  Never/primary 583 6.69    
  Other 658 6.69    
Financial situation Good 2488 2.33 120.95 2 <0.001
  Average 13353 3.88    
  Poor 1041 10.18    
Accommodation Private 17673 3.68 63.40 2 <0.001
  Public 1160 8.36    
  Other 2435 3.74    
Father employment Fulltime 14860 3.34 67.47 4 <0.001
  Casual/part time 960 6.04    
  Self emp 2345 3.11    
  Umemp 1134 5.91    
  Other 943 7.10    
Phone access Yes 20948 3.90 8.68 1 0.003
  No 396 6.82    
Car access Yes 16899 3.65 21.70 1 <0.001
  No/occas 4544 5.17    
Aboriginality No 20557 4.00 3.40 1 0.065
  Yes 463 5.62    
Marital status Married 16038 3.62 47.60 2 <0.001
  Single 1900 6.89    
  Partner 3668 4.12    
Blended family No 17763 3.88 3.78 1 0.520
  Yes 3142 4.61    
Household size 1 to 5 18058 3.78 11.77 2 0.003
  6 to 10 3300 5.00    
  >10 123 5.69    
Children under 5 1 11049 4.01 10.45 3 0.150
  2 8122 3.77    
  3 1672 4.72    
  4 or more 246 7.32    
Planned pregnancy Yes 14719 3.01 103.02 1 <0.001
  No 6738 5.91    
Maternal smoking No 17666 3.69 31.99 1 <0.001
  Yes 3096 5.85    
Country of birth Australia 12622 3.51 14.45 1 <0.001
  Other 8656 4.54    
Suburb duration 3 or more 11135 3.83 1.80 2 0.407
  2 years 3729 3.86    
  1 year or less 6269 4.23    
Emotional support Yes 18825 3.37 251.57 1 <0.001
  No 1630 11.41    
Practical support Yes 18540 3.46 76.68 1 <0.001
  No 2779 6.91    
Support network 3 or more 18101 3.44 81.54 1 <0.001
  Less than 3 3017 6.89    
Regret leaving Yes 16706 3.57 33.36 1 <0.001
  No 3960 5.56    
Expectations of motherhood As expected or better 16329 2.92 201.90 1 <0.001
  Worse than expected 4851 7.44