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Table 5 Multivariable analysis between maternal characteristics, educational variables and gestational age (week) (N = 763)

From: Academic performance, educational aspiration and birth outcomes among adolescent mothers: a national longitudinal study

  Black (n = 244) Non-black (n = 519)
  Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2
Baseline age 0.19(0.10) 0.17(0.10) 0.03(0.10) 0.01(0.10)
Age at pregnancy −0.13(0.12) −0.11(0.12) −0.11(0.10) −0.09(0.10)
Baseline BMI category
Underweight 0.46(0.42) 0.36(0.41) −0.05(0.29) −0.08(0.30)
Normal weight ref ref ref ref
Over weight 0.06(0.44) −0.01(0.46) −0.01(0.44) −0.12(0.47)
Obese −1.46(2.09) −1.57(2.13) 0.64(0.36) 0.62(0.37)
Parental education
≥HS ref ref ref ref
Less than HS 0.60(0.40)§ 0.64(0.45)§ −0.43(0.28)§ −0.40(0.28)§
GPA
Below average −0.33(0.48) −0.31(0.46) 0.31(0.29) 0.35(0.30)
Above average ref ref ref ref
Ever skipped a grade
No ref ref ref ref
Yes −0.28(0.87) −0.18(0.88) 0.97(0.43)* 1.11(0.43)*
Ever repeated a grade
No ref ref ref ref
Yes 0.11(0.32) 0.01(0.34) −0.31(0.34) −0.33(0.35)
Educational aspiration −0.09(0.22) −0.08(0.22) 0.14(0.15) 0.14(0.15)
Smoking during pregnancy
No   ref   ref
Yes   1.14(0.53)*   0.18(0.23)
Initiation of prenatal care
1st trimester   ref   ref
2nd trimester   0.41(0.36)   0.57(0.25)
3rd trimester or no prenatal care   −0.07(0.66)   0.30(0.43)
  1. *P < 0.05; §P for interaction <0.05.
  2. Figures presented are regression coefficients with standard errors.