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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by maternal schooling groups

From: Equity in adherence to and effect of prenatal food and micronutrient supplementation on child mortality: results from the MINIMat randomized trial, Bangladesh

  <6 years ≥6 years
Age (years) 28.13 (5.89) [1884] 24.30 (5.16) [1703]
BMI at week 8 pregnancy (kg/m2) 19.92 (2.58) [1890] 20.41 ( 2.69) [1706]
Parity  
0 322/1176 (27.4) 854/1176 (72.6)
1 511/1043 (49.0) 532/1043 (51.0)
≥2 1051/1369 (76.8) 318/71369 (23.2)
Hemoglobin at baseline (g/dL) 11.57 (1.26) [1726] 11.77 ( 1.29) [1578]
Father’s schooling (years)  
<6 1448/1889 (76.7) 441/1889 (23.3)
≥6 423/1686 (25.1) 1263/1686 (74.9)
Household asset score (median value)
<0.45 1641/2239 (73.3) 598/2239 (26.7)
≥0.45 483/2233 (21.6) 1750/2233 (78.4)
  1. Abbreviation: BMI body mass index (kg/m2), calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Data are mean (SD) [n] analyzed by student’s t test, or (%) analyzed by Chi 2 test. Information on schooling and asset scores is missing on 34 out of 3625 women included in child mortality analysis. For all comparisons between schooling groups, P < 0.0001.