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Table 1 Characteristics of children and their mothers in the MTC program

From: Progress of children with severe acute malnutrition in the malnutrition treatment centre rehabilitation program: evidence from a prospective study in Jharkhand, India

  First Contact (Admission) Second contact (Discharge) Third Contact (Community- based phase) Defaulted & Loss to follow-up
Children’s Sex (%)
 Male 46 46.2 47 44
 Female 54 53.8 53 56
Children’s Age, months (%)
 6–11 38.7 33.9 25 32
 12–23 45.3 49.2 55 46
 24–35 12 14.4 14 16
 36+ 4 2.5 6 6
Mother’s religion(%)
 Hindu 29.3 30.5 30 28
 Muslim 6 5.1 6 4
 Sarna 54 56.8 55 60
 Others 10.7 7.6 9 8
Mother’s caste(%)
 SC 9.3 11 10 10
 ST 68 70.3 71 72
 OBC 15.3 14.4 14 12
 General 7.4 4.2 5 6
Mother’s age (%)
 18–25 46.7 47.5 47 42
 26–30 24 22.9 24 26
 31+ 29.3 29.7 29 32
Mother’s education (%)
 No schooling 67.3 66.1 66 70
 1–8 26.1 29 29 28
 9+ 6.6 5.2 5 2
Total children and mothers 150 116 100 50