Table 1: Demographic and psychosocial characteristics.

Characteristics ResultNational data

Maternal age at delivery, years 28.7 29.9*
% ATSI40 (28.8)3.8**
% Australian-born85.675.2**
% Currently in relationship 72 (51.8)
% Unemployed111 (90.6)
% Reporting mental health issues38 (27.3)
% Reporting domestic violence 19 (13.7)
% Currently homeless 11 (7.9)
% Reporting previous DoCS†† involvement49 (35.3)
% Have previous child in kinship/foster care58.9
Parity
 None37.441.6*
 One30.933.5*
 Two17.315.4*
 Three 4.35.5*
 Four or more10.13.8*

Study data presented as number (%); data from national data presented as % only unless otherwise stated.
* value < 0.05; ** value < 0.001.
ATSI: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
††DoCS: Department of Community Services.