Table 1

Parental characteristics

CharacteristicsMothers N=200
Prevalence of characteristics
Fathers N=200
Prevalence of characteristics
Age in years, mean (SD)28.7 (4.67)31.1 (4.84)
Education level, n (%)
 Primary2 (1.0)7 (3.5)
 Secondary36 (18.1)45 (22.7)
 Professional studies diploma31 (15.6)52 (26.3)
 College52 (26.1)31 (15.7)
 University78 (39.2)63 (31.8)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married45 (22.5)45 (22.6)
 Common-law spouse146 (73.0)147 (73.9)
 Other9 (4.5)7 (3.5)
Working status, n (%)*170 (85.0)191 (95.5)
Birth outside Canada, n (%)16 (7.5)15 (7.6)
  • *Before pregnancy for mothers. Owing to missing data, the numbers for each variable might not add up to the same total.