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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants in the ciKMC trial across relevant PROGRESS Plus characteristics

From: Health equity impact of community-initiated kangaroo mother care: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristic ciKMC (n = 4480) number (%) Control (n = 3922) number (%)
Family wealth statusa
 Non-poor 2714 (61) 2323 (59)
 Poor 1761 (39) 1599 (41)
Family caste
 Scheduled caste/tribe (SC/ST) 1573 (35) 1305 (33)
 Other backward caste (OBC) 1947 (44) 1777 (45)
 Other 955 (21) 839 (21)
Infant’s sex
 Male 1907 (43) 1741 (44)
 Female 2573 (57) 2181 (56)
Mother literacy
 Never been to schoola 1625 (36) 1341 (34)
Religiona
 Hindu 3653 (82) 3195 (82)
 Other 827 (18) 727 (18)
 Mean (SD) Age of mother yearsa 23.3 (3.7) 23.4 (3.8)
 Mother working outside of homea 226 (5.0) 223 (5.7)
  1. aData for different characteristics were missing for < 30 (0.4%) of the participants; SD Standard deviation.