Table 1

Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of the respondent families

Variable

Intervention

(n = 50)

Control

(n = 68)

P-value


Mean (SD) age of respondent 1

27.58 (6.76)

28.82 (7.61)

0.36

Mean (SD) age of study child 1

3.49 (0.96)

3.64 (0.84)

0.37

Respondent gender: Female 2

50 (100%)

65 (95.6%)

0.26

Child gender: Female3

27 (54%)

31 (45.6%)

0.37

Hindu religion 2

46 (92%)

58 (85.3%)

0.39

Mean (SD) years of education (respondent) 4

6.22 (3.05)

5.35 (3.63)

0.22

Mean (SD) years of education (head of the household) 1

6.56 (3.98)

6.74 (3.32)

0.80

Nuclear family 3

27 (54%)

34 (50%)

0.67

Housewives(only for female respondents) 2

37 (74%)

39 (60%)

0.12

Low SES 2

24 (48%)

27 (39.7%)

0.37

Mean (SD) number of family members 1

5.12 (1.53)

5.62 (2.18)

0.17


1. Comparison using t-test

2. Comparison using Fisher's exact test

3. Comparison using χ2 test

4. Comparison using Mann-Whitney U test

Sarkar et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-8

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