Table 2.

Characteristics Differentiating Working Mothers Having a Return to Work (RTW) Discussion with Their Prenatal Healthcare Provider

RTW Discussion with Prenatal ProviderP
YesNo
Demographics
Age, years (n [mean])131 (30.2)85 (30.6).74*
Ethnicity.003
    Black49 (76.6)15 (23.4)
    Non-Hispanic white82 (53.9)70 (46.1)
Maternal education.97
    Less than college degree69 (60.5)45 (39.5)
    College degree or higher62 (60.8)40 (39.2)
Marital status.02
    Currently married94 (56.3)73 (43.7)
    Single37 (75.5)12 (24.5)
Household income.79
    Bottom quartile31 (67.4)15 (32.6)
    2nd quartile32 (64.0)18 (36.0)
    3rd quartile29 (59.2)20 (40.8)
    Top quartile30 (58.8)21 (41.2)
Poverty status.01
    Below poverty18 (85.7)3 (14.3)
    Above poverty113 (57.9)82 (42.1)
Personal characteristics
Type of childcare.05
    Family member61 (63.5)35 (36.5)
    Formal daycare63 (63.0)37 (37.0)
    Other7 (35.0)13 (65.0)
Breastfeeding only.62
    Yes27 (64.3)15 (35.7)
    No104 (60.1)69 (39.9)
Perceived SES.52
    Low65 (58.6)46 (41.4)
    High66 (62.9)39 (37.1)
Economic Hardship.89
    Less hardship66 (60.0)44 (40.0)
    More hardship64 (61.0)41 (39.0)
  • All values provided as n (%) unless otherwise indicated.

  • * Independent samples t test.

  • χ2 test.

  • SES, socioeconomic status.