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Table 1 Demographic information of study participants, according to study groupa

From: Maternal participation in a nutrition education program in Uganda is associated with improved infant and young child feeding practices and feeding knowledge: a post-program comparison study

  Post-Program N = 61 Comparison N = 61 P-value (2-tail)
Child age in months (mean ± SE) 26.8 ± 1.6 23.4 ± 1.9 0.184
Percent underweight, Weight-for-age Z-score < −2 b 44 (72%) 24 (39%) < 0.001c
Percent male 34 (56%) 33 (55%) 0.856
Percent with living father 58 (95%) 54 (86%) 0.088
Percent with father present in the home 26 (42%) 49 (80%) < 0.001c
Highest Paternal Education (mean ± SE) 6.9 (0.4) 6.0 (0.6) 0.236
None or some primary 38 (62%) 37 (61%) 0.852
Some secondary or higher 23(38%) 24 (39%) 0.464
Percent with living mother 59 (97%) 59 (97%) 1.000
Percent with mother or grandmother present in the home 58 (95%) 55 (90%) 0.299
Highest Maternal Education (mean years ± SE) 3.0 ± 0.4 3.6 ± 0.4 0.290
None 23 (38%) 24 (39%) 0.852
Some primary 34 (56%) 32 (52%) 0.716
Some secondary or higher 4 (6%) 5 (9%) 1.000
Building Materials
Percent with tin roof 9 (15%) 10 (16%) 0.803
Percent with mud walls, no cement or bricks 54 (89%) 55 (90%) 0.769
Number of birth children (mean ± SE) 4.2 ± 0.3 3.8 ± 0.3 0.257
Caregiver marital status
Married, monogamous 25 (41%) 45 (73.8%) 0.003c
Married, polygamous 29 (48%) 12 (20%) 0.001c
Separated, divorced, or widowed 7 (11%) 4 (6.6%) 0.093
  1. aStudy sample includes n= 61 maternal-child dyads in the Post-Program and n=61 maternal-child dyads in the Community Comparison group, N=122
  2. bWeight-for-age Z-score calculated according to the 2006 World Health Organization Multicenter Growth Reference Study
  3. cResult was significant, p < 0.05