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Table 2 Socio-demographic data of study participants in the experimental and control groups

From: Effectiveness of a health promotion intervention to address determinants of child neglect in a disadvantaged community in Sri Lanka

  Experimental group Control group Sig
Number % Number %
Socio-demographic data of mothers
Age
 < 20 6 14.3 6 13.6 p = 0.553
 × 2 = 3.029
df = 4
 21–25 17 40.5 16 36.4
 26–30 11 26.2 12 27.3
 31–35 6 14.3 10 22.7
 > 36 2 4.8 0 0
Education
 Not schooled 35 83.3 34 77.3 p = 0.778
 × 2 = 0.502
df = 2
 Grade 1–5 5 11.9 7 15.9
 Grade 6–11 2 4.8 3 6.8
Occupation
 Fortune telling 27 64.3 31 70.5 p = 0.779
 × 2 = 1.765
df = 4
 Selling incense sticks 9 21.4 8 18.2
 Selling books in buses 3 7.1 4 9.1
 Other 2 4.8 1 2.3
 No job 1 2.4 0 0
Ethnicity
 Thelingu 37 88.1 38 86.4 p = 0.810
 × 2 = 0.058
df = 1
 Sinhala 5 11.9 6 13.6
 Other 0 0 0 0
Religion
 Christianity 37 88.1 40 90.9 p = 0.670
 × 2 = 0.182
df = 1
 Buddhism 5 11.9 4 9.1
 Other 0 0 0 0
Monthly income of household
 < 5000 35 83.3 33 75 p = 0.652
 × 2 = 1.632
df = 3
 5000–10,000 6 14.3 8 18.2
 10,000–20,000 1 2.4 2 4.5
 20,000–30,000 0 0 1 2.3
 > 30,000 0 0 0 0
No. of children
 < 2 20 47.6 19 43.2 p = 0.171
 × 2 = 0.918
df = 2
 3–4 14 33.3 16 36.4
 > 5 8 19 9 20.5
Marital status
 Married 24 57.1 28 63.6 p = 0.546
 × 2 = 4.025
df = 5
 Unmarried 2 4.8 0 0
 Divorced 1 2.4 2 4.5
 Widowed 1 2.4 3 6.8
 Separated 12 28.6 9 20.5
 Remarried 2 4.8 2 4.5