Table 1

Baseline and follow-up/lost to follow-up characteristics at child age 2 years, 3 years and 5 years

Baseline (pregnancy)
(n=448)
Child age 2 years follow-up
(n=324)
Child age 2 years lost to follow-up
(n=112)
Child age 3 years follow-up
(n=324)
Child age 3 years lost to follow-up
(n=112)
Child age 5 years follow-up
(n=299)
Child age 5 years lost to follow-up
(n=137)
Maternal age
 14–24238 (53.1)172 (53.1)66 (53.2)173 (53.2)59 (52.7)156 (52.2)76 (55.5)
 25+210 (46.9)152 (46.9)58 (46.8)152 (46.8)53 (47.3)143 (47.8)61 (44.5)
Education
 High school or less322 (72.4)226 (70.0)88 (79.3)232 (72.1)82 (73.2)203 (68.4)111 (81.0)
 Trade or University123 (27.6)97 (30.0)23 (20.7)90 (28.0)30 (26.8)94 (31.7)26 (19.0)
Income
 Job62 (14.0)56 (17.34)4 (3.7)55 (17.1)5 (4.5)47 (15.9)13 (9.6)
 Centrelink381 (86.0)267 (82.7)105 (96.3)267 (82.9)106 (95.5)249 (84.1)123 (90.4)
HCC status
 Yes358 (82.2)254 (79.9)95 (89.6)252 (79.3)97 (91.5)236 (80.8)113 (85.6)
 No77 (17.8)64 (20.1)11 (10.4)66 (20.8)9 (8.5)56 (19.2)19 (14.4)
Residential location
 Metropolitan171 (38.7)116 (36.3)55 (45.1)116 (36.1)51 (46.0)132 (44.8)35 (25.7)
 Non- metropolitan271 (61.3)204 (63.8)67 (54.9)205 (63.9)60 (54.1)163 (55.2)101 (74.3)
Usual reason visit dentist
 Problem275 (64.0)195 (61.9)72 (69.2)194 (62.4)74 (67.9)184 (63.7)83 (63.8)
 Check-up155 (36.1)120 (38.1)32 (30.8)117 (37.6)35 (32.1)105 (36.3)47 (36.2)
Brush yesterday
 Yes321 (75.0)239 (76.0)74 (69.8)240 (77.4)74 (67.9)217 (75.9)96 (72.7)
 No107 (25.0)73 (23.4)32 (30.2)70 (22.6)35 (32.1)69 (24.1)36 (27.3)
Self-rated oral health
 Excellent, very good or good203 (45.3)153 (47.2)43 (38.4)151 (46.5)46 (41.1)130 (43.5)66 (48.2)
 Fair or poor245 (54.7)171 (52.8)69 (61.6)174 (53.5)66 (58.9)169 (56.5)71 (51.8)
Self-rated general health
 Excellent, very good or good402 (89.9)294 (91.0)97 (86.6)298 (92.0)94 (83.9)272 (91.0)119 (87.5)
 Fair or poor45 (10.1)29 (9.0)15 (13.4)26 (8.0)18 (16.1)27 (9.0)17 (12.5)