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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample (n = 1497)

From: Prevalence and perceptions of infant massage in India: study from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh states

Characteristic Description Number (%)
Age Up to 3 months 347 (23.29)
3–6 months 325 (21.81)
6-12 months 589 (39.53)
12–18 months 229 (15.37)
Sex Male 848 (57.26)
Female 633 (42.74)
Birth weight Below1500 grams 16 (1.08)
1500–2499 g 263 (17.69)
> 2500 g 1208 (81.24)
Mode of delivery Vaginal 967 (64.73)
Caesarean 527 (35.27)
Gestational age at birth Preterm 165 (11.07)
Term 1292 (86.71)
Post-dated 33 (2.21)
Birth facility location District 648 (43.67)
Town 707 (47.64)
Village 129 (8.7)
Birth facility type Private facility/hospital 510 (34.13)
Private medical college hospital 308 (20.62)
Public facility/hospital 533 (35.68)
Public medical college hospital 143 (9.57)