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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of 542 mothers and infants pairs according to treatment arm

From: A parent focused child obesity prevention intervention improves some mother obesity risk behaviors: the Melbourne inFANT Program

  All Intervention Control
Sample size 542 271 271
Children    
Age of the new born at baseline (months) 3.9 (1.5) 3.9 (1.5) 3.8 (1.5)
Sex, % (CI95%)    
Boy 52.8 (48.5; 57.2) 52.3 (47.3; 57.3) 53.4 (46.3; 60.5)
Girl 47.2 (42.8; 51.5) 47.7 (42.7; 52.7) 46.6 (39.5; 53.7)
Currently breastfeeding the baby, % (CI95%)    
Yesa 71.7 (66.7; 76.7) 67.7 (60.2; 75.3) 75.7 (69.7; 81.7)
No 28.3 (23.3; 33.3) 32.3 (24.7; 39.8) 24.3 (18.3; 30.3)
Mothers    
Age of the mother at baseline (years) 32.3 (4.3) 32.5 (4.2) 32.0 (4.4)
BMI before pregnancy (kg/m2) 24.5 (5.3) 24.7 (5.6) 24.3 (5.0)
Education level, % (CI95%)    
Low 21.1 (17.1; 25.2) 22.0 (16.3; 27.7) 20.3 (14.6; 26.0)
Intermediate 24.7 (20.7; 28.8) 26.5 (21.0; 32.1) 22.9 (17.2; 28.6)
High 54.2 (48.1; 60.2) 51.5 (43.9; 59.1) 56.8 (47.6; 66.0)
Employment status, % (CI95%)    
On maternity leave 66.1 (62.4; 69.8) 66.8 (61.4; 72.2) 65.4 (60.4; 70.4)
Home duties full time 16.8 (13.6; 19.9) 15.6 (10.8; 20.5) 17.9 (14.0; 21.8)
Employed 9.3 (6.7; 12.0) 8.8 (5.2; 12.3) 9.9 (6.0; 13.8)
Unemployed 4.4 (2.5; 6.3) 4.2 (1.6; 6.8) 4.6 (1.7; 7.4)
Student 1.1 (0.3; 2.0) 1.9 (0.3; 3.5) 0.4 (0; 1.1)
Other 2.3 (0.8; 3.8) 2.7 (0.1; 5.2) 1.9 (0.3; 3.5)
Country of birth, % (CI95%)    
Australia 79.1 (75.0; 83.1) 78.4 (72.3; 84.5) 79.7 (74.3; 85.1)
Other 20.9 (16.9; 25.0) 21.6 (15.5; 27.7) 20.3 (14.9;25.7)
Language spoken at home, % (CI95%)    
English 93.8 (91.3; 96.2) 93.9 (89.9-98.0) 93.6 (90.8-96.4)
Other 6.2 (3.8; 8.7) 6.1 (2.0; 10.1) 6.4 (3.6; 9.2)
  1. Figures are means (SD) unless stated otherwise.
  2. aThis category includes both partial and exclusive breastfeeding.