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Table 1 Household, maternal and child characteristics of N = 75 participants in Haryana, India

From: A mixed-methods study of pesticide exposures in Breastmilk and Community & Lactating Women’s perspectives from Haryana, India

Household Characteristics N (%)
Religion
 Hindu 51 (68)
 Muslim 23 (31)
 Other 1 (1)
Caste
 Scheduled caste 20 (27)
 Other backward caste (OBC) 34 (45)
 Other caste 21 (28)
Paternal Occupation
 Not working/retired/unemployed 4 (5)
 Business/petty trader/self-employed 16 (21)
 Salaried employee 38 (51)
 Other 17 (23)
Socio-economic Status
 Low 25 (33)
 Middle 25 (33)
 High 25 (33)
Residence
 Peri-urban 58 (77)
 Rural 17 (23)
Food Insecurity
 Food secure 62 (83)
 Food insecure 13 (17)
Maternal Characteristics Mean (SD)/N (%)
 Maternal Age (years) 25.1 (3.75)
 Maternal Education (years) 6.6 (5.3)
 Parity 2.3 (1.3)
Anthropometry
 Weight, kg 60.0 (10.2)
 Height, cm 152.3 (5.9)
 BMI, kg/m2 21.9 (3.7)
BMI categories, kg/m2
 Underweight (< 18.5) 10 (13)
 Normal (18.5–25) 52 (69)
 Overweight (25–30) 11 (15)
 Obese (> 30) 2 (3)
Human milk fat content (g/L) 38.8 (15.6)
Current Dietary Patterns N (%)
 Vegetarian 29 (39)
 Non-vegetarian 40 (53)
 Eggetarian 6 (8)
Child Characteristics N (%)
Child Sex
 % Male 33 (44)
 % Female 42 (56)
Child Age (months) 3.7 (0.60)
Child Nutritional Status
 % Stunted (length-for-age z-score < −2) 14 (19)
 % Underweight (weight-for-age z-score < − 2) 12 (16)
 % Wasted (weight-for-length z-score < − 2) 5 (7)
Current breastfeeding practices
 Currently exclusively breastfeeding 25 (33)