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Table 1 Background characteristics of study population

From: Maternal nutrition counselling is associated with reduced stunting prevalence and improved feeding practices in early childhood: a post-program comparison study

Characteristics EHC EHC + Nutrition
n % n %
Administrative zone
 North 223 15.36 206 13.23
 Central 631 43.46 541 34.75
 South 598 41.18 810 52.02
Household wealth status
 Poorest 301 20.73 256 16.44
 Poorer 307 21.14 280 17.98
 Middle 273 18.80 346 22.22
 Richer 307 21.14 386 24.79
 Richest 264 18.18 289 18.56
Child age (months)
 0–5 133 9.16 256 16.44
 6–23 636 43.80 718 46.11
 24–59 683 47.04 583 37.44
Child gender
 Male 729 50.21 818 52.54
 Female 723 49.79 739 47.46
Maternal age (years)
  < 20 126 8.68 221 14.19
 20–29 936 64.46 955 61.34
  ≥ 30 390 26.86 381 24.47
Maternal education
 No schooling 98 6.75 87 5.59
 Primary incompletea 239 16.46 258 16.57
 Primary or secondary incompleteb 812 55.92 894 57.42
 Secondary or higherc 303 20.87 318 20.42
Maternal occupation
 Housewife 1380 95.04 1487 95.50
 Working outside 72 4.96 70 4.50
 N 1452 100.0 1557 100.0
  1. aCompleting grade 1–4, bcompleting grade 5–9, ccompleting grade 10 or higher