Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the participants (n = 20)
Characteristics Number Percentage
Mothers’ age 25-26 years 9 45
27-28 years 6 30
29-30 years 5 25
Mothers’ education No education 16 80
Primary education 3 15
Secondary education 1 5
Family monthly income Up to 5000 15 75
(NRs) (1 US$ = 82.08 NRs) 5001-10,000 5 25
Ethnicity Terai/Madhesi dalit castes1 7 35
Terai/Madhesi other castes2 3 15
Adivasi/Janjati3 5 25
Brahman/Chhetri4 4 20
Others5 1 5

Examples of the castes of mothers under each ethnicity: 1-Mehetar/Halkhor, Rishidev/Musahar; 2-Sharma/Badhai, Sah/Teli, Mandal; 3-Newar, Rajbanshi, Gurung; 4-Dahal, Ojha, Karkee; 5-Others.

Ansari et al.

Ansari et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:576   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-576

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