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Table 4 Background Characteristics of children by status of Minimum Acceptable Diet

From: How is perceived community cohesion and membership in community groups associated with children’s dietary adequacy in disadvantaged communities? A case of the Indian Sundarbans

  Minimum acceptable diet Chi 2 Value (p-value) T test value (p-value)
Yes No   
N (%) 86 (9.33) 836 (90.67)   
Community cohesion N (Mean, standard deviation) 86 (5.41, 1.78) 836 (4.57,1.71) - −4.29 (0.000)
Membership in Community Groups N (%)
 Yes 38 (9.20) 375 (90.80) 0.01 (0.90) -
 No 48 (9.43) 461 (90.57)  
Perceived food security status N (%)
 Not adequate food throughout the year/some months of year 20 (9.17) 198 (90.83) 0.37 (0.54) -
 Neither deficit nor surplus 56 (8.52) 601 (91.48)  
 Surplus food throughout the year 10 (21.28) 37 (78.72)  
Mother’s Education N (%)
 Illiterate 8 (4.68) 163 (95.32) 5.99 (0.50) -
 Up to Primary 61 (9.98) 550 (90.02)  
 Secondary & above 17 (12.14) 123 (87.86)  
Mother’s age in years N (%)
 16–25 51 (9.34) 495 (90.66) 0.51 (0.78) -
 26–29 22 (10.23) 193 (89.77)  
 30-Max 13 (8.07) 148 (91.93)  
Child’s gender N (%)
 Male 42 (8.43) 456 (91.57) 1.02 (0.31) -
 Female 44 (10.38) 380 (89.62)  
Age in completed months N (mean, standard deviation) 86 (32.19,13.13) 836 (32.34, 17.40) - 0.08 (0.94)
Caste N (%)
 General 67 (10.01) 602 (89.99) 1.36 (0.24) -
 SC/ST/OBC 19 (7.51) 234 (92.49)  
Place of delivery N (%)
 Home 42 (8.77) 437 (91.23) 0.37 (0.54)  
 Institution 44 (9.93) 399 (90.07) -
Child registered at Anganwadi center N (%)
 Yes 76 (9.74) 704 (90.26) 1.04 (0.31)  
 No 10 (7.04) 132 (92.96)