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Table 1 Characteristics of the households

From: Ante natal care (ANC) utilization, dietary practices and nutritional outcomes in pregnant and recently delivered women in urban slums of Delhi, India: an exploratory cross-sectional study

Characteristics CPW and RDW who participated (n = 344) CPW and RDW who did not participate (n = 261) P-value
Nuclear family (%) 225 (65.4) 181 (69.4) 0.31
Spoken language Hindi 298 (86.6) 230 (88) 0.21
Muslim (%) 254 (73.84) 200 (76.6) 0.43
  Caste    
  General 160 (46.5) 105 (40.2)  
  OBC 139 (40.4) 117 (44.8) 0.30
  SC/ST 45 (13.1) 39 (14.9)  
Family size (SD) 5.43 (2.7) 5.5 (3.1) 0.72
Durable housing (%) 274 (79.6) 213 (81.6) 0.45
Toilet facility within HH (%) 274 (79.6) 222 (85.1) 0.23
Head of household    
  Male (%) 299 (86.9) 222 (85.1) 0.51
  Mean age(SD) 38 (13.4) 37.7 (14.1) 0.83
  Illiterate (%) 204 (59.3) 163 (62.4) 0.43
Socioeconomic status of HH (%)    
  Poorest 109 (31.7) 101 (38.7)  
  Middle 98 (28.5) 80 (30.7) 0.05
  Richest 137 (39.8) 80 (30.7)  
Migrated to Delhi 197 (57.3) 141 (54) 0.42
Staying the same locality for >5 yrs (%) 263 (76.5) 196 (75.1) 0.169
Distance to nearest public healthcare facility (<5 kms) (%) 275 (80) 207 (79.3) 0.497
Facility visited for MCH services (%)    
  Public 262 (76.2) 201 (77) 0.304
  Private 59 (17.2) 36 (13.8)  
  NGO 5 (1.5) 3 (1.2)  
  Others 18 (5.2) 21 (8)  
Ration card 152 (44.2) 113 (43.3) 0.758
BPL 99 (28.8) 70 (26.8) 0.27
RSBY 83 (24.1) 45 (17.2) 0.05