Table 2

Percentage of children completing B4SC and ORs for completing, by sociodemographic, family and housing characteristics

N (%)N (%) completeOR (95% CI)
VHTNurse checks*SDQ – TeacherVHTNurse checksSDQ – Teacher
Sex
 Male129 831 (51.5)115 611 (89.0)107 565 (82.9)74 754 (57.6)0.98 (1.01 to 0.96)0.98 (1.00 to 0.96)1.00 (1.01 to 0.98)
 Female122 439 (48.5)109 227 (89.2)101 766 (83.1)70 629 (57.7)
 Missing0 (0.0)
Ethnicity
 Māori71 196 (28.2)60 714 (85.3)55 491 (77.9)37 575 (52.8)0.60 (0.61 to 0.58)0.63 (0.64 to 0.61)0.76 (0.78 to 0.75)
 Pacific37 857 (15.0)31 788 (84.0)29 436 (77.8)14 004 (37.0)0.58 (0.60 to 0.56)0.67 (0.69 to 0.65)0.37 (0.38 to 0.36)
 Asian30 825 (12.2)28 116 (91.2)26 745 (86.8)16 110 (52.3)1.30 (1.35 to 1.25)1.39 (1.45 to 1.35)0.78 (0.80 to 0.76)
 European173 235 (68.7)157 269 (90.8)146 526 (84.6)109 842 (63.4)1.67 (1.72 to 1.64)1.41 (1.45 to 1.39)2.13 (2.17 to 2.08)
 Missing0 (0.0)
Number of siblings at time of birth
 0123 123 (48.8)110 223 (89.5)103 509 (84.1)71 829 (58.3)
 170 626 (28.0)64 260 (91.0)59 877 (84.8)42 615 (60.3)1.18 (1.22 to 1.15)1.05 (1.09 to 1.03)1.09 (1.11 to 1.06)
 2+43 527 (17.3)37 413 (86.0)34 053 (78.2)22 782 (52.3)0.71 (0.74 to 0.69)0.68 (0.70 to 0.66)0.78 (0.80 to 0.77)
 Missing15 003 (5.9)
Socioeconomic deprivation
NZDep quintile
 1 (least deprived)50 520 (20.0)46 584 (92.2)43 530 (86.2)32 199 (63.7)
 246 323 (18.4)42 150 (91.0)39 282 (84.8)28 182 (60.8)0.85 (0.89 to 0.81)0.89 (0.93 to0.86)0.88 (0.91 to 0.86)
 345 672 (18.1)41 145 (90.1)38 199 (83.6)27 810 (60.9)0.77 (0.80 to 0.74)0.82 (0.85 to 0.79)0.88 (0.91 to 0.86)
 447 043 (18.6)41 736 (88.7)38 895 (82.7)27 423 (58.3)0.66 (0.69 to 0.64)0.77 (0.79 to 0.74)0.79 (0.81 to 0.78)
 5 (most deprived)61 854 (24.5)52 848 (85.4)49 080 (79.3)29 502 (47.7)0.50 (0.52 to 0.48)0.62 (0.64 to 0.60)0.52 (0.53 to 0.51)
 Missing867 (0.3)
Mother’s highest qualification
 No formal qualifications27 672 (11.0)24 012 (86.8)22 452 (81.1)15 213 (55.0)0.48 (0.51 to 0.46)0.61 (0.63 to 0.58)0.68 (0.70 to 0.66)
 Secondary school67 047 (26.6)60 861 (90.8)57 180 (85.3)40 173 (59.9)0.72 (0.75 to 0.69)0.82 (0.85 to 0.79)0.83 (0.85 to 0.81)
 Tertiary qualification below bachelor’s degree41 901 (16.6)38 430 (91.7)35 868 (85.6)25 452 (60.7)0.81 (0.85 to 0.78)0.84 (0.87 to 0.81)0.86 (0.88 to 0.84)
 Bachelor’s degree or higher57 570 (22.8)53 631 (93.2)50 442 (87.6)36 972 (64.2)
 Missing58 089 (23.0)
Father highest qualification
 No formal qualification26 712 (10.6)23 784 (89.0)22 251 (83.3)15 549 (58.2)0.65 (0.68 to 0.61)0.73 (0.76 to 0.70)0.82 (0.85 to 0.79)
 Secondary school51 177 (20.3)46 866 (91.6)44 094 (86.2)30 960 (60.5)0.86 (0.91 to 0.82)0.91 (0.94 to 0.88)0.90 (0.93 to 0.88)
 Tertiary qualification below bachelor’ s degree47 391 (18.8)43 878 (92.6)41 253 (87.0)30 579 (64.5)0.99 (1.04 to 0.94)0.98 (1.02 to 0.94)1.06 (1.10 to 1.04)
 Bachelor’s degree or higher39 447 (15.6)36 546 (92.6)34 413 (87.2)24 840 (63.0)
 missing87 552 (34.7)
Member of household receives benefit income
 No158 679 (62.9)147 216 (92.8)138 420 (87.2)100 071 (63.1)
 Yes51 720 (20.5)45 438 (87.9)42 093 (81.4)27 339 (52.9)0.56 (0.58 to 0.55)0.64 (0.66 to 0.63)0.66 (0.67 to 0.65)
 Missing41 880 (16.6)
Family circumstances
Age of mother at child’s birth (years)
 <2014 310 (5.7)11 910 (83.2)10 983 (76.8)7104 (49.6)0.48 (0.51 to 0.46)0.56 (0.59 to 0.54)0.64 (0.66 to 0.62)
 20–2441 889 (16.6)36 333 (86.7)33 624 (80.3)22 518 (53.8)0.63 (0.66 to 0.61)0.69 (0.72 to 0.67)0.75 (0.77 to 0.74)
 25–2955 800 (22.1)49 950 (89.5)46 698 (83.7)32 247 (57.8)0.83 (0.86 to 0.79)0.88 (0.90 to 0.85)0.88 (0.91 to 0.87)
 30–3466 297 (26.3)60 441 (91.2)56 631 (85.4)40 233 (60.7)
 35+58 977 (23.4)53 259 (90.3)49 500 (83.9)35 121 (59.6)0.90 (0.93 to 0.87)0.89 (0.92 to 0.86)0.95 (0.97 to 0.93)
 Missing15 006 (5.9)
Father on birth certificate
 No196 248 (77.8)10 467 (83.0)9567 (75.9)5763 (45.7)0.56 (0.59 to 0.53)0.61 (0.64 to 0.59)0.60 (0.62 to 0.57)
 Yes3483 (1.4)201 429 (89.7)187 872 (83.6)131 463 (58.5)
 Missing52 548 (20.8)
Mother speaks English
 No3483 (1.4)3102 (89.1)2973 (85.4)1617 (46.4)0.81 (0.90 to 0.72)1.00 (1.10 to 0.92)0.56 (0.60 to 0.53)
 Yes196 248 (77.8)178 578 (91.0)167 448 (85.3)119 013 (60.6)
 Missing52 548 (20.8)
Housing
 Urban35 838 (14.2)31 767 (88.6)29 565 (82.5)23 832 (66.5)
 Rural215 775 (85.5)192 864 (89.4)179 577 (83.2)121 410 (56.3)0.93 (0.96 to 0.89)0.95 (0.98 to 0.93)1.54 (1.59 to 1.52)
 Missing666 (0.3)
Household size
 2–4 people120 849 (47.9)112 266 (92.9)105 930 (87.7)77 817 (64.4)
 5–7 people77 808 (30.8)70 464 (90.6)65 388 (84.0)44 976 (57.8)0.74 (0.76 to 0.71)0.74 (0.76 to 0.72)0.76 (0.77 to 0.75)
 8+ people11 739 (4.7)9921 (84.5)9195 (78.3)4617 (39.3)0.42 (0.44 to 0.40)0.51 (0.53 to 0.49)0.36 (0.37 to 0.34)
 Missing41 883 (16.6)
Housing tenure
 Own home112 458 (44.6)105 333 (93.7)99 384 (88.4)72 561 (64.5)
 Rented home93 840 (37.2)83 745 (89.2)77 823 (82.9)52 911 (56.4)0.56 (0.58 to 0.54)0.64 (0.65 to 0.63)0.71 (0.72 to 0.70)
 missing45 981 (18.2)
Number of residence changes age 0–4 years
 None52 602 (20.9)47 184 (89.7)44 745 (85.1)32 124 (61.1)
 155 359 (21.9)51 327 (92.7)48 315 (87.3)33 813 (61.1)1.47 (1.52 to 1.41)1.20 (1.25 to 1.16)1.00 (1.02 to 0.98)
 242 087 (16.7)38 481 (91.4)35 949 (85.4)24 696 (58.7)1.22 (1.28 to 1.18)1.03 (1.06 to 0.99)0.90 (0.93 to 0.88)
 328 320 (11.2)25 299 (89.3)23 397 (82.6)15 963 (56.4)0.96 (1.01 to 0.92)0.83 (0.87 to 0.80)0.83 (0.85 to 0.80)
 418 675 (7.4)16 407 (87.9)14 937 (80.0)10 236 (54.8)0.83 (0.88 to 0.79)0.70 (0.73 to 0.67)0.78 (0.80 to 0.75)
 5+30 282 (12.0)25 599 (84.5)23 181 (76.6)16 419 (54.2)0.63 (0.65 to 0.60)0.57 (0.60 to 0.55)0.76 (0.78 to 0.74)
 Missing24 957 (9.9)
  • Note: as individuals can identify as multiple ethnicities, counts for ethnic groups will sum to greater than the count for the total population. The reference groups for ethnicities are people not identifying with that ethnic group (eg, Māori is compared with non-Māori).

  • *Nurse=dental, growth, immunisations, parent evaluation of developmental status and SDQ – Parent.

  • B4SC, B4 School Check; NZDep, NZ Deprivation Score; SDQ, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; VHT, vision and hearing test.