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Table 2 Association of socio-demographic factors with participation frequency among the mothers

From: Factors influencing mother’s participation in Posyandu for improving nutritional status of children under-five in Aceh Utara district, Aceh province, Indonesia

Variable Participation N = 385 (%) P value
≤6 times a year >6 times a year
N = 192 (%) N = 193 (%)
Age category     
 ≤30 years 105 (50) 105 (50) 210 (54.5) 1
 >30 years 87 (49.7) 88 (50.3) 175 (45.5)  
Marital status     
 Divorced and widow 7 (33.3) 14 (66.7) 21 (5.5) 0.177
 Married 185 (50.8) 179 (49.2) 364 (94.5)  
Education Level     
 Basic education 38 (50.7) 37 (49.3) 75 (19.5) 0.898
 Higher education 154 (49.7) 156 (50.3) 310 (80.5)  
Occupation     
 Unemployed 124 (48.2) 133 (51.8) 257 (66.8) 0.388
 Private sector and entrepreneur 68 (53.1) 60 (46.9) 128 (33.2)  
Household Incomea(monthly)     
 ≤1 million IDR 156 (47.7) 171 (52.3) 327 (84.9) 0.047
 >1 million IDR 36 (62.1) 22 (37.9) 58 (15.1)  
Family size     
 ≤5 persons 145 (48.2) 156 (51.8) 301 (78.2) 0.219
 >5 persons 47 (56.0) 37 (44.0) 84 (21.8)  
Distance to Posyandu     
 ≤3 km 74 (54.4) 62 (45.6) 136 (35.3) 0.202
 >3 km 118 (47.4) 131 (52.6) 249 (64.7)  
  1. Fisher’s exact test. a1 million IDR = 90.9 USD (10th of March 2014 exchange rate)