Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of women with and without a history of being in care

CharacteristicTime in carep Value
Yes (n=291)No (n=18 201)
Per cent (95% CI)Per cent (95% CI)
Age at delivery<0.001
 <2011.1 (7.7 to 15.9)4.9 (4.4 to 5.3)
 20–2959.3 (52.3 to 65.9)41.3 (39.6 to 43.0)
 30–3928.6 (22.6 to 35.5)50.3 (48.5 to 52.1)
 ≥401.0 (0.3 to 3.9)3.6 (3.3 to 4.0)
Ethnic group0.52
 White88.3 (82.3 to 92.5)86.8 (84.3 to 88.9)
 Other ethnic group11.7 (7.5 to 17.7)13.2 (11.1 to 15.7)
Social class<0.001
 Managerial17.3 (18.8 to 24.6)44.9 (42.7 to 47.1)
 Intermediate occupations16.0 (11.5 to 21.8)19.6 (18.8 to 20.5)
 Routine and manual51.3 (44.5 to 58.0)30.8 (29.1 to 32.6)
 Never worked and long term unemployed15.4 (11.2 to 20.9)4.6 (4.0 to 5.4)
Household income<0.001
 <£10 40048.4 (41.3 to 55.4)22.1 (20.7 to 23.6)
 £10 400–£20 80035.2 (28.7 to 42.2)31.9 (30.3 to 33.4)
 £20 800–£31 2009.5 (6.0 to 14.9)22.1 (20.9 to 23.3)
 £31 200–£52 0005.3 (2.5 to 10.9)17.0 (15.8 to 18.3)
 >£52 0001.7 (0.7 to 4.2)7.0 (5.6 to 8.6)
Education<0.001
 Higher11.7 (7.2 to 18.5)32.9 (30.7 to 35.1)
 Medium7.5 (4.6 to 12.1)14.3 (13.6 to 15.0)
 Lower37.4 (31.6 to 43.6)38.0 (36.3 to 39.7)
 Other4.0 (1.8 to 8.7)2.4 (2.1 to 2.8)
Lone parent10.4 (6.81 to 1525)3.5 (3.0 to 4.1)<0.001