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Table 2 Frequency distribution of demographic characteristics of experimental and control groups (n = 120)

From: Effect of educational intervention based on health belief model on mothers monitoring growth of 6–12 months child with growth disorders

Variables Experimental group Control group P-value
Number Percentage Number Percentge
Mother’s occupation Housewife 54 90 52 86.67 0.287
Employed 6 10 8 13.33
Father’s occupation Unemployed 4 6.67 2 3.34 0.194
Employed 7 11.66 8 13.33
Worker 15 25 20 33.33
Self-employed 34 56.67 30 50
Monthly household income < 30 million Rials 35 58.33 30 50 0.168
30–50 million Rials 18 30 21 35
>50 million Rials 7 11.67 9 15
Mother’s education Primary school 8 13.33 5 8.33 0.228
Secondary school 16 26.67 18 30
High school 24 40 28 46.67
College 12 20 9 15
Father’s education Primary school 9 15 6 10 0.116
Secondary school 12 20 18 30
High school 30 50 21 35
College 9 15 15 25
Children’s gender Male 36 60 31 51.67 0.152
Female 24 40 29 48.33
Number of children 1–2 29 48.33 31 51.67 0.175
3–4 21 35 24 40
> 4 10 16.67 5 8.33