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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Expressing collective voices on children’s health: photovoice exploration with mothers of young children from the Indian Sundarbans

Demographic characteristic Number (range)
Average age (years) 35 (20–52)
Average number of children 2 (1–4)
Average age at marriage (years) 16 (16–21)
Social marginalization status Number (percent)
General caste (non-marginalized) 55 (70 %)
Scheduled caste (SC) (marginalized) 18 (23 %)
Scheduled tribe (SC) (marginalized) 4 (5 %)
Muslim (marginalized) 2 (2 %)
Major livelihood of the mothers
 Agriculture 45 (57 %)
 Fishing 4 (5 %)
 Crab collection 5 (6 %)
 Daily labour 5 (7 %)
 Service 8 (10 %)
 Housewife 12 (15 %)
Educational level of mother
 Primary 15 (19 %)
 Secondary and above 51 (65 %)
 Illiterate 13 (16 %)