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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of mothers/infants allocated to the control group compared with the intervention group

From: Evaluation of an eHealth intervention aiming to promote healthy food habits from infancy -the Norwegian randomized controlled trial Early Food for Future Health

Variable Control (n = 264)a % (count) or mean ± SD Intervention (n = 269)b % (count) or mean ± SD Total (n = 533)c % (count) or mean ± SD
Mother
 Age (years) 30.2 ± 4.1 30.9 ± 4.4 30.6 ± 4.3
 Not Norwegian as native language 7.6 (20) 5.9 (16) 6.8 (36)
 First-time mother (for infant participating in the survey) 59.5 (157) 57.2 (154) 58.3 (311)
Marital status
 Married 35.6 (94) 44.6 (120) 40.2 (214)
 Cohabitant 62.1 (164) 52.8 (142) 57.4 (306)
 Not married/cohabitant 2.3 (6) 2.6 (7) 2.4 (13)
 Education (College/university degree) 82.0 (214) 84.6 (225) 83.3 (439)
Main activity (before pregnancy)
 Working fulltime 81.4 (214) 81.6 (217) 81.5 (431)
 Working part time 6.1 (16) 6.4 (17) 6.2 (33)
 Student 6.8 (18) 7.5 (20) 7.2 (38)
 Other/Not working 5.7 (15) 4.5 (12) 5.1 (27)
 BMI (kg/mb) 24.9 ± 4.2 24.9 ± 4.5 24.9 ± 4.4
 Smoking 3.8 (10) 3.3 (9) 3.6 (19)
 Use of snus 4.9 (13) 5.2 (14) 5.1 (27)
Infant
 Gender (female) 50.4 (133) 49.6 (133) 49.9 (266)
 Gestational age > 38 weeks 91.3 (241) 91.1 (245) 91.2 (486)
 Birth weight (g) 3586 ± 513 3557 ± 472 3571 ± 492
 Weight at 5 months (g) 7656 ± 924 7503 ± 887 7577 ± 907
 Exclusive breastfed first month 67.4 (178) 70.3 (189) 68.9 (367)
 Introduced to solid food before 4 months of age 6.1 (16) 4.1 (11) 5.1 (27)
  1. a The total number of participants in the analyses vary between 219 and 264 because of missing data for some variables
  2. b The total number of participants in the analyses vary between 236 and 269 because of missing data for some variables
  3. c The total number of participants in the analyses vary between 455 and 533 because of missing data for some variables