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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Community-based cluster randomized controlled trial: empowering households to identify and provide appropriate care for low-birthweight newborns in Nepal

  Comparison arm Intervention
arm
Sex of the baby Male 53.2% 52.3%
Female 46.8% 47.7%
Total 2432 2022
Age of mother at delivery (years) < 20 25.4% 25.0%
20–24 43.5% 43.2%
25–29 21.7% 22.5%
30–34 6.9% 6.8%
≥35 2.6% 2.5%
Total 2432 2142
≥1 antenatal visit No 13.3% 13.8%
Yes 86.4% 86.1%
Total 2424 2141
Delivered in health facility No 47.4% 47.9%
Yes 52.6% 52.1%
Total 2431 2142
Number of times pregnant, prior to this delivery None 26.5% 26.4%
1 28.0% 28.4%
2–4 39.6% 39.8%
≥5 5.7% 5.3%
Total 2430 2141
Years of education – mother (years) None 63.4% 63.5%
1–4 4.7% 4.3%
5–9 19.1% 18.8%
≥10 12.7% 13.4%
Total 2430 2141
Years of education – husband (years) None 40.1% 39.9%
1–4 7.6% 5.8%
5–9 30.8% 33.7%
≥10 21.3% 20.5%
Total 2430 2139
Wealth terciles (by asset possession)a Low 23.1% 25.2%
Medium 48.6% 48.1%
High 28.2% 26.7%
Total 2432 2142
  1. aCalculated by combining 5 asset-related variables: mobile phone, television, land, latrine, and motorcycle. All variables dichotomized and then summed; scores then stratified into 3 categories; high, medium and low