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Table 4 Characteristics of allocated mothers ( N =698) who Completed the study ( n =541) or Discontinued ( n =157)

From: Recruiting and engaging new mothers in nutrition research studies: lessons from the Australian NOURISH randomised controlled trial

Variable a Completed (n=541) Discontinued b (n=157) Difference pvalue
  Mean ± SD or %(n)  
Maternal age at delivery (years)c 30.6 ± 5.2 28.0 ± 5.5 <.001
Maternal education (University degree)d 63 (343) 40 (63) <.001
Born in Australia/New Zealandd 81 (438) 82 (129) .8
Married/Defactod (n=696) 92 (516) 92 (143) .2
Intend to breastfeed exclusivelyd (n=694) 94 (509) 92 (143) .3
Smoked during pregnancyd (n=696) 12 (62) 15 (23) .3
  1. (n values) reflect missing data.
  2. a based on data provided at Stage 1.
  3. b discontinued due to either active withdrawal or could not be contacted.
  4. c based on independent samples t test; Mean ± standard deviation (SD) reported.
  5. d based on likelihood ratio chi-square test; % within group (count) reported.