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Table 3 Characteristics of the mothers and children who participated in the study

From: Comparison of fieldworker interview and a pictorial diary method for recording morbidity of infants in semi-urban slums

Variables N = 205 n (%)
Age of the mother  
More than 24 years 71 (35)
Less than or equal to 24 years 134 (65)
Number of years of mother’s education  
More than 5 years 92 (45)
Less than or equal to 5 years 113 (55)
Socio economic status  
Low 128 (62)
Middle and High 77 (37)
Religion  
Hindu 104 (51)
Muslim 92 (45)
Christian 9 (4)
Family type  
Joint 38 (19)
Extended 51 (25)
Nuclear 116 (57)
Sex of the child  
Male 104 (51)
Female 101 (49)
Birth weight of the child (N = 203*)  
Greater than or equal to 2500 grams 162 (80)
Less than 2500 grams 41 (20)
Birth order of the child  
Third or later born 55 (27)
First or second 150 (73)
Age of the child  
More than 6 months 97 (47)
Less than or equal to 6 months 108 (53)
  1. *Birth weight of 2 subjects not available.