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Table 4 Influence of mothers’ group peers on maternal attitudes to child feeding, physical activity and television viewing among mothers who attended a session < 4 weeks ago and those who attended > = 4 weeks ago. Data from the 2012–13 follow-up of the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program

From: The influence of the maternal peer group (partner, friends, mothers’ group, family) on mothers’ attitudes to obesity-related behaviours of their children

Behaviour Last attended mothers’ group No influencea A little influence Some influence Major influence p
Child Feeding < 4 weeks ago (n = 167) 28.7 34.1 31.7 5.4 < 0.001
4+ weeks ago (n = 131) 57.3 24.4 16.0 2.3  
Child TV Viewing < 4 weeks ago (n = 168) 55.4 28.0 15.5 1.2 < 0.001
4+ weeks ago (n = 132) 78.0 12.9 9.1 0.0  
Child Physical Activity < 4 weeks ago (n = 167) 36.5 35.3 23.4 4.8 < 0.001
4+ weeks ago (n = 133) 70.7 15.0 13.5 0.8  
  1. aFigures are percentages. †P-values are for comparison between groups based on duration since last attendance at mothers’ group