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Table 4 Attitudes regarding child neglect in the post-intervention phase

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

Attitudes of mothers
   Experimental group Control group Sig
Number % Number %
1. I think that receiving food, housing, protection, health care and education is a right of a child Favorable 18 42.9 7 16.3 p = 0.007
 × 2 = 7.229
df = 1
Unfavorable 24 57.1 36 83.7
2. I believe that child neglect is a huge problem for children Favorable 10 23.8 3 7 p = 0.031
 × 2 = 4.647
df = 1
Unfavorable 32 76.2 40 93
3. I think that child neglect is a huge social issue Favorable 15 35.7 7 16.3 p = 0.041
 × 2 = 4.184
df = 1
Unfavorable 27 64.3 36 83.7
4. I think that keeping children unsafe at home as parents leave for occupations is a problem Favorable 11 26.2 2 4.7 p = 0.006
 × 2 = 7.609
df = 1
Unfavorable 31 73.8 41 95.3
5. I believe that being in unhygienic conditions is a problem for children Favorable 13 31.0 3 7 p = 0.005
 × 2 = 7.993
df = 1
Unfavorable 29 69.0 40 93
6. I think that child neglect can be avoided Favorable 14 33.3 6 14 p = 0.035
 × 2 = 4.435
df = 1
Unfavorable 28 66.7 37 86
7. I believe that parents should listen to children Favorable 7 16.7 1 2.3 p = 0.024
 × 2 = 5.125
df = 1
Unfavorable 35 83.3 42 97.7