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Table 1 Practices in pre-trial pregnancies according to demographic variables

From: Behaviour change in perinatal care practices among rural women exposed to a women's group intervention in Nepal [ISRCTN31137309]

  Number following good practice pre-trial (% of total)
  Antenatal care attendance Boiling the blade Appropriate dressing of cord Not discarding colostrum
  n = 5373 (%) n = 5216 (%) N = 5216 (%) n = 5120 (%)
Household     
Ethnicity:     
   Tamang 757 (21.2) 648 (18.6) 2654 (76.3) 1543 (45.3)
Brahmin-Chhetri 551 (67.0) 512 (65.0) 601 (76.3) 535 (68.8)
   Magar 103 (40.9) 83 (33.5) 187 (75.4) 151 (61.9)
   Other 212 (29.2) 258 (36.8) 526 (74.9) 407 (59.0)
No assets listed 651 (22.1) 634 (22.2) 2175 (76.0) 1333 (47.5)
Clock, radio, iron, bicycle 569 (31.9) 517 (29.8) 1305 (75.2) 896 (52.6)
More costly appliances 403 (62.5) 350 (56.6) 488 (79.0) 407 (66.8)
Mother     
Illiterate 704 (18.6) 713 (19.3) 2816 (76.3) 1628 (45.0)
Reads with difficulty 320 (45.3) 285 (41.5) 522 (76.1) 418 (62.1)
Reads with ease 599 (68.5) 503 (60.0) 630 (75.2) 590 (71.3)
No formal education 949 (21.8) 933 (22.1) 3219 (76.2) 1959 (47.3)
Primary schooling only 395 (57.2) 325 (48.7) 503 (75.3) 424 (64.4)
Secondary or higher 279 (82.8) 243 (75.7) 246 (76.6) 253 (79.3)
TOTAL 1623 (30.2) 1501 (28.8) 3968 (76.1) 2636 (51.5)
  Median (Interquartile range) for those following good (G) and bad (B) practice retrospectively:
Household     
Number of months with G: 10 (7,12) G: 12 (7,12) G: 10 (7, 12) G: 10 (7, 12)
sufficient food B: 9 (7,12) B: 9 (7,12) B: 9 (7, 12) B: 10 (7, 12)
Mother     
Age (per additional year) G: 22.2
(19.9, 26.2)
G: 22.7
(20.1, 27.0)
G: 24.6
(20.9, 29.8)
G: 24.0
(20.8, 28.8)
  B: 25.8
(21.6, 31.2)
B: 25.3
(21.3, 30.9)
B: 24.4
(20.9, 29.9)
B: 25.2
(21.1, 30.9)
  1. Note: Numbers are less than 5400 for each outcome since some women did not have pregnancies that progressed to the stage for that outcome to be appropriate. For example, 280 of the eligible pregnancies did not result in a live birth of a surviving mother and hence the discarding of colostrum was only appropriate as an outcome for 5120 women.