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Table 4 Key maternal and child characteristics as well as the access to breastfeeding counseling and support (% or mean) by study round and A&T intervention area

From: Community support model on breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in remote areas in Vietnam: implementation, cost, and effectiveness

  Comparison communes (n = 559) Intervention communes (n = 551)
Household food secured 46.5 61.5
Mother characteristics:
 Age (y) 28.1 27.6
 Kinh ethnicity 78.4 80.2
 With ≥9 y of education 24.7 30.7
 Being a farmer 48.3 53.7
The modes of births:
 Vaginal births outside hospitals 31.0 27.4
 Vaginal births in hospitals 49.7 54.1
 Cesarean births in hospitals 19.3 18.5
Child characteristics:
 Male 56.2 55.5
 Age (months) 10.1 10.3
  1. * Differed from comparison communes (p < 0.05; χ2 test; using survey commands in Stata to account for clustering)