Table 1

Descriptive statistics

VariableCategoryNumber of visitsFirst visit
≥4<4<12 weeks≥12 weeks
nPer centnPer centnPer centN Per cent
Mother's country of birthItalian37 0600.9614540.0436 7100.9519020.05
Eastern Europe55440.887730.1253440.8410250.16
Maghreb countries18830.833960.1718820.824230.18
South America8230.89970.117840.851400.15
Asia4210.771280.234330.771310.23
Other17080.882310.1217050.872550.13
Mother's age≤2010940.871680.1310220.802530.20
20–2914 9360.9212750.0814 6570.9016900.10
30–3928 0920.9513570.0527 9180.9416840.06
>3933180.951740.0532610.932500.07
Mother's educationHigh12 5430.965390.0412 5160.956020.05
Medium24 2060.9512890.0523 8490.9317290.07
Low10 6910.8912970.1110 4930.8715440.13
Mother's occupationWhite collar62380.962750.0462060.953240.05
Blue collar25 0920.9610130.0424 8910.9512940.05
Unemployed45620.904810.1044590.886090.12
Student6890.91660.096690.88900.12
Home maker10 8600.8912810.1110 6320.8715600.13
Mother's marital statusMarried36 4980.9424160.0636 2020.9328270.07
Unmarried10 9420.947090.0610 6560.9110490.09
Parity028 5560.9515260.0528 1790.9319920.07
1+18 8840.9216250.0818 6790.9118840.09
Father's country of birthItalian82620.8514830.1580580.8217840.18
Foreign born39 1780.9615500.0438 8000.9520920.05
Father's age≤2071150.926040.0869290.898960.11
20–2929 4210.9515670.0529 1760.9320760.07
>3010 9040.946480.0610 7530.929040.08
Father's educationHigh81410.953910.0581520.954180.05
Medium24 4970.9512570.0524 1580.9317210.07
Low14 8020.9213640.0814 5480.8917370.11
Father's occupationWhite collar79840.972630.0379660.953820.05
Blue collar37 7520.9520340.0537 2430.9232010.08
Unemployed14830.901660.1014310.842670.16
Student1760.93130.071720.89210.11
Home maker450.9050.10460.9050.10