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Table 1 Background data on the children in SCWC

From: Neuropsychological screening of children of substance-abusing women attending a Special Child Welfare Clinic in Norway

  Short term
n = 22
Long term
n = 18
Substance abuse
total
n = 40
Comparison
n = 80
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Biological mothers     
   Education < 9 years 19 (86) 13 (72) 32 (80) 7 (9)*
   Social benefits 8 (36) 12 (67) 20 (50) 0 (0)*
Children     
   Birth at < 38 weeks gestation 4 (18) 6 (33) 10 (25) 18 (23)
   Gender Male 11 (50) 8 (44) 19 (48) 43 (54)
Foster home for min.
of 50% of lifetime
2 (9) 13 (72) 15 (38) 0*
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Maternal age in years 25 (5.2) 25 (5.6) 25 (5.3) 31 (5.1)
Age in years of child when tested 8.1(1.9) 7.7 (1.9) 7.9 (1.9) 8.1 (1.8)
  1. *Substance Substance abuse group/control (Cross table analyses, Pearson chi-squared value) P < 0.001