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Table 5 Health behaviours: group comparisons

From: Comparing CenteringPregnancy® to standard prenatal care plus prenatal education

Health behaviour CPa
n=106
n (%)
PEa
n=619
n (%)
p-value
Meeting recommended intake of:    
Meat and alternatives (at least 2 servings) 81 (76.4) 424 (68.6) 0.106
Milk and alternatives (at least 2 servings) 88 (82.2) 537 (86.9) 0.198
Fruits and vegetables (at least 7 servings) 9 (8.6) 62 (10.0) 0.645
Grain products (at least 6 servings) 28 (26.4) 169 (27.3) 0.850
Alcohol consumption    
Before pregnancy 77 (74.0) 544(87.9) <0.001
While pregnantb 52 (68.4) 318 (58.5) 0.097
Since birthb 50 (75.8) 390 (75.1) 0.913
Smoking    
Before pregnancy 26 (25.0) 117 (18.9) 0.151
While pregnantc 19 (73.1) 53 (45.3) 0.01
Since birthc 11 (57.9) 22 (18.8) 0.001
Infant feeding    
Planned to breastfeed 102 (96.2) 606 (97.9) 0.294
Initiated breastfeeding 95 (100.0) 612 (99.0) 1.000
Still breastfeeding at 4 months postpartum 70 (73.7) 520 (85.0) 0.006
Started solid foods by 4 months postpartum 23 (22.1) 36 (5.9) <0.001
Infant health    
Baby has been for a doctor check-up since birth 104 (99.0) 605 (97.9) 0.705
Baby has received vaccinations 100 (95.2) 570 (92.2) 0.275
  1. a CP= CenteringPregnancy®; PE=Prenatal Education (plus individual prenatal care)
  2. b among pre-pregnancy drinkers
  3. c among pre-pregnancy smokers