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Table 3 Demographic information of the mothers enrolled for observations and in-depth interviews in Matlab and Habigonj, Bangladesh, 2010–12

From: Barriers to and motivators of handwashing behavior among mothers of neonates in rural Bangladesh

   Matlab Habigonj
  Characteristics Mothers of neonates (n = 20) Mothers of Infants (n = 12) Mothers of neonates (n = 20) Mothers of Infants (n = 12)
Age of mother Median age (IQR) 20 (19–22 years) 21.5 (20–24 years) 20 (18–24 years) 21 (19–24 years)
Median age (IQR) (both neonates & infants) 20 (19–22 years), Primi (n = 32) 18 (17–20 years), Primi (n = 18) 25 (21–28 years), Multi (n = 14)
Mother’s marital status Married 100% 100%
Sex of the child Female 12 9 10 3
Male 8 3 10 9
Age of the child Median age (IQR) 15.5 days (14–24 days) 6.9 months (4–10 months) 12.5 days (9–17 days) 5 months (4–8 months)
Parity of mothers Primi 20 12 10 8
Multi 0 0 10 4
Type of delivery Normal 16 10 19 11
C-section 4 2 1 1
Delivery place Delivery at parents’ home 8 6 5 2
Delivery at marital home 2 1 11 5
Delivery at facility 10 5 4 5
Mother’s residence during interview Marital home 9 8 14 11
Maternal home 11 4 6 1
Education of mothers No education (0) 0 1 4 1
≤ Class 5 6 3 15 4
Class 6–10 11 6 1 7
Household income Median income (IQR) (N = 25)a US$ 128 (US$ 64–128) (N = 30)b US$ 71(US$ 59–128)
  1. aSeven mothers in the Matlab site could not provide any specific information about their household income. Two of them had their own agricultural land, got crops (rice) yearly from those lands. These mothers were unable to provide approximate amount of equivalent cash income or expenditure
  2. bTwo mothers in the Habigonj site did not know about the monthly income or expenditure of their family