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Table 2 Demographic characteristics

From: Parental understanding of crucial medical jargon used in prenatal prematurity counseling

Characteristic All participants (n = 16) Men (n = 6) Women (n = 10)
Age in years, mean (range) 29 (23–38) 31 (23–35) 28 (23–38)
WRAT-4 score,a mean (range) 59 (47–69) 60 (47–69) 59 (48–67)
Low literacy,b n (%) 5 (31) 2 (33) 3 (30)
Education, n (%)
 Less than high school 1 (6) 0 1 (10)
 High school diploma 1 (6) 0 1 (10)
 Some college 6 (38) 2 (33) 4 (40)
 Bachelor’s degree 6 (38) 3 (50) 3 (30)
 Advanced degree 2 (13) 1 (17) 1 (10)
Race, n (%)
 Black/African American 6 (38) 2 (33) 4 (40)
 Asian 1 (6) 1 (17) 0
 White 9 (56) 3 (50) 6 (60)
Gestational age at delivery, Mean (range) 27 (23–33) 27 (23–33) 26 (23–33)
  1. a WRAT-4 reading subtest score ranges from 0 to 70
  2. b Low Literacy defined as less than high school education or WRAT-4 reading subtest score < 54