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Table 3 Prevalence of wasting at baseline and endline by area and marginalisation status 

From: Effects of participatory learning and action with women’s groups, counselling through home visits and crèches on undernutrition among children under three years in eastern India: a quasi-experimental study

  Area 1: Control Area 2: PLA and home visits Area 3: Crèches, PLA and home visits Effect of PLA and home visits vs control
(adjusted ORb)
p Effect of crèches, PLA and home visits vs control
(adjusted ORb)
p
Baseline 1214 1190 1315     
 All children 280 (23.1) 327 (27.5) 314 (23.9)     
 Most marginaliseda 114 (25.0) 127 (28.9) 152 (29.1)     
 Less marginalised 166 (21.9) 200 (26.7) 162 (20.4)     
Endline 1048 1201 1147     
 All children 282 (26.9) 277 (23.1) 249 (21.7)     
 Most marginalised 115 (33.0) 89 (23.7) 82 (21.0) 0.53 (0.34-0.82) 0.005 0.44 (0.28-0.69) < 0.0011
 Less marginalised 167 (23.9) 188 (22.8) 167 (22.1) 0.73 (0.52-1.03) 0.074 1.01 (0.71-1.43) 0.972
  1. a Most marginalised defined as belonging to tribal families from the two poorest wealth quintiles
  2. b Adjusted for baseline differences in wasting, child age in months (continuous), tribal/caste status (categorical), ownership of MNREGA card (binary), any maternal education (binary), asset quintile (categorical), district (categorical, fixed effect) and clustering (random effect)
  3. 1 Exact p = 0.003