Table 1

Characteristics of the cohort at birth, 8 weeks, and 8 months

CharacteristicsBirth
(n = 2580)
8 weeks
(n = 2072)
8 months
(n = 1649)
Ethnic group: Indian subcontinent10.89.88.1
Birthweight: < 2.5 kg8.58.47.5
Gestation: < 37 weeks8.47.87.7
Parity: primiparous40.043.345.6
Housing tenur: rented34.932.528.8
Maternal education: no qualifications14.112.510.5
Paternal education: no qualifications12.511.3 9.4
Marital status: lone parent12.410.810.2
Breast feeding: no47.945.844.9
Smoking household: yes41.539.638.0
Maternal age: < 206.25.24.8
  • Values are percentages.