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Table 1 Participants’ description during the initial and final phases of the longitudinal study

From: The influence of personal characteristics and social support regarding pacifier introduction among preterm infants

  Initial phase Final phase
n (%) n (%)
Education level   
 IPE, CPE ISE 14 (42.4) 13 (39.4)
 CSE 9 (27.3) 8 (24.2)
 IHE, CHE 10 (30.3) 12 (36.4)
Attended complementary courses - 6 (18.2)
Number of children   
 1 18 (54.6) 16 (48.5)
 2 11 (33.3) 13 (39.5)
 3 or 4 3 (9.1) 2 (6.0)
 5 or 5+ 1 (3.0) 2 (6.0)
Employment   
 Yes/Yes 13 (39.4) 13 (39.4)
 Yes/No 6 (18.2) -
 No/Yes - 5 (15.1)
Stable union and lives with the infant’s father 27 (81.8) 26 (78.8)
Other individuals live in the same home 7 (21.2) 5 (15.2)
  1. IPE incomplete primary education, CPE complete primary education, ISE incomplete secondary education; CSE complete secondary education, IHE incomplete higher education, CHE complete higher education