Table 3.

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

RTW Discussion with Infant's Healthcare ProviderP
YesNo
Demographics
Age, years (n [mean])125 (30.1)92 (30.5).32*
Ethnicity.46
    Black35 (53.8)30 (46.2)
    Non-Hispanic white90 (59.2)62 (40.8)
Maternal education.001
    Less than college degree53 (42.4)62 (67.4)
    College degree or higher72 (57.6)30 (32.6)
Marital status.22
    Currently married100 (59.9)67 (40.1)
    Single25 (50.0)25 (50.0)
Household income.05
    Bottom quartile23 (48.9)24 (51.1)
    2nd quartile24 (48.0)26 (52.0)
    3rd quartile34 (69.4)15 (30.6)
    Top quartile34 (66.7)17 (33.3)
Poverty status.06
    Below poverty8 (38.1)13 (61.9)
    Above poverty117 (59.7)79 (40.3)
Personal characteristics
Type of childcare.45
    Family member53 (54.6)44 (45.4)
    Formal daycare62 (62.0)38 (38.0)
    Other10 (50.0)10 (50.0)
Breastfeeding only.09
    Yes29 (69.0)13 (31.0)
    No95 (54.6)79 (45.4)
Perceived SES.21
    Low60 (53.6)52 (46.4)
    High65 (61.9)40 (38.1)
Economic Hardship.23
    Less hardship68 (61.8)42 (38.2)
    More hardship57 (53.8)49 (46.2)
  • All values provided as n (%) unless otherwise indicated.

  • * Independent samples t test.

  • χ2 test.

  • SES, socioeconomic status.