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Table 1 Distribution of all singleton births according to maternal sociodemographic characteristics

From: Are all immigrant mothers really at risk of low birth weight and perinatal mortality? The crucial role of socio-economic status

N = 1 363 621* Belgium (n = 1 029 471) EU27 (n = 98 189) EU27 naturalized Belgian (n = 34701) Turkey (n = 20 451) Turkey naturalized Belgian (n = 21 878) Maghreb (n = 51 224) Maghreb naturalized Belgian (n = 46 681) Sub-Saharan Africa (n = 26 621) sub Saharan Africa naturalized Belgian (n = 11 420) East Europe (n = 17 420) East Europe naturalized Belgian (n = 5 412)
% of births 75.5 7.2 2.5 1.5 1.5 3.8 3.4 2.0 0.85 1.3 0.4
Parity (n) 1 017 930 94 096 34 351 19 824 21 519 49 174 45 687 25 543 11 314 16 921 5 336
Nulliparity (%) 43.3 41.9 48.1 38 31.55 37.9 28.7 38.7 30.3 34.35 34.4
> = 3 children (%) 2.4 2.9 2.3 4.5 4.5 8.8 9.5 6.5 8.1 7.6 5.4
Living alone 1 016 979 96 441 34 389 20 217 21 666 50 531 46 155 26 217 11 440 17 080 5 329
Yes (%) 11.4 13.8 15.5 6.4 7.3 7.1 8.6 40.6 27.4 20.35 10.6
Maternal age (n) 1 029 446 98 181 34 699 20 449 21 878 51 220 46 679 26 615 11 572 17 412 5 412
<20 (%) 2.6 2.5 1.9 7.6 3.8 3.5 1.75 4.35 2.5 8.1 4.1
≥40 (%) 1.7 3.8 2.8 1.3 1.4 4.2 4.4 2.8 5.7 1.8 2.5
Maternal education (n) 998 773 94 957 33 138 19 544 21 216 49 663 45 604 25 829 11 305 16 825 5 308
< primary (%) 1.5 4.9 2.3 26.35 14.1 23.8 13.7 17.5 10.3 23.4 13.0
secondary inferior (%) 15.3 17.5 16.3 21.1 25.4 21.3 24.5 19.05 22.2 16.9 21.8
secondary superior (%) 35.7 35.1 36.9 30.3 41.75 31 34.1 30.15 29.3 21.1 28
superior (%) 42.2 33 36.6 5.25 7.5 8.3 14.3 15.6 26.5 13.4 24.7
other 5.4 9.5 8.0 17 11.2 15.6 13.4 17.8 11.8 25.2 12.5
Number of parents employed # (n) 983 790 90 290 33 031 19 107 20 775 47 377 44 009 23 330 10 748 14 756 5 021
0 (%) 9.5 16 12.5 34.2 26.4 33.3 23.6 58.1 31.4 61.4 24.3
1 (%) 19.2 34.7 27.5 55.1 49.7 56.8 50.3 32.8 37.7 29.6 43.5
2 (%) 71.35 49.3 60.1 10.7 23.9 9.9 26.1 9.15 30.95 9.0 32.2
  1. *9.9 % other nationality or missing
  2. #5.2 % missing