Table 4

Mean (SD) score in Moray House Test according to maternal variables studied

MaleFemaleTotal
No.Mean (SD)rpNo.Mean (SD)rpNo.4-150Mean (SD)rp
Gestational age
 <37 weeks2734.6 (14.1)1739.2 (13.3)4436.4 (13.8)
 37–42 weeks14138.0 (14.6)11937.9 (15.7)26038.0 (15.1)
 >42 weeks2136.4 (13.2)1431.3 (18.1)3534.3 (15.3)
 Total18937.3 (14.4)0.090.2115037.5 (15.7)0.030.6933937.4 (15.0)0.060.24
Maternal age
 <2512036.8 (14.7)9834.5 (14.4)21835.7 (14.6)
 25–295437.8 (12.6)4335.7 (14.4)9736.9 (13.4)
 >297236.2 (15.7)6241.9 (16.5)13438.8 (16.3)
 Total24636.8 (14.5)0.010.9020337.0 (15.4)0.200.00544936.9 (14.9)0.100.0384-151
Parity
 011438.2 (15.4)10937.1 (15.4)22337.6 (15.4)
 1–27937.1 (14.1)6038.3 (13.6)13937.6 (13.9)
 3–42233.5 (10.6)1932.8 (17.6)4133.2 (14.1)
 >43133.6 (14.4)1536.7 (19.3)4634.6 (16.0)
 Total24636.8 (14.5)−0.140.0320337.0 (15.4)−0.040.5844936.9 (14.9)−0.074-152 0.13
Legitimacy
 Legitimate20438.4 (14.2)17437.6 (15.1)37838.0 (14.6)
 Illegitimate4229.5 (14.2)2933.4 (16.7)7131.1 (15.3)0.0014-153
  • 4-150 Total number of subjects for each variable is not 449 because of missing data and exclusion of extreme outliers: gestational age <21 >58 weeks.

  • 4-151 Spearman's r male 0.04, p 0.52; female 0.21, p 0.002; total 0.12, p 0.009.

  • 4-152 Spearman's r.

  • 4-153 t test.