Table 3

Child behaviour scores at age 2 by child characteristics

VariablesMean (SD)p Value
Gender
 Male2.93 (2.04)0.001
 Female2.51 (1.87)
Low birth weight
 Yes2.90 (1.86)0.303
 No2.70 (1.98)
Preterm delivery
 Yes3.06 (1.98)0.062
 No2.63 (1.95)
Ethnicity
 Black2.78 (2.03)0.024
 White2.71 (1.29)
 Asian2.69 (1.25)
 Mixed2.13 (1.59)
Maternal age
 Younger (<35)2.75 (1.99)0.100
 Older (≥35)2.39 (1.66)
Stunted at 2 years
 Yes3.23 (2.11)0.039
 No2.80 (1.99)
Wasted at 2 years
 Yes2.88 (2.03)0.475
 No2.59 (1.65)
Underweight at 2 years
 Yes2.86 (2.02)0.994
 No2.86 (1.77)