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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of the respondent families

From: Comparison of group counseling with individual counseling in the comprehension of informed consent: a randomized controlled trial

Variable Intervention
(n = 50)
Control
(n = 68)
P-value
Mean (SD) age of respondent 1 27.58 (6.76) 28.82 (7.61) 0.36
Mean (SD) age of study child 1 3.49 (0.96) 3.64 (0.84) 0.37
Respondent gender: Female 2 50 (100%) 65 (95.6%) 0.26
Child gender: Female3 27 (54%) 31 (45.6%) 0.37
Hindu religion 2 46 (92%) 58 (85.3%) 0.39
Mean (SD) years of education (respondent) 4 6.22 (3.05) 5.35 (3.63) 0.22
Mean (SD) years of education (head of the household) 1 6.56 (3.98) 6.74 (3.32) 0.80
Nuclear family 3 27 (54%) 34 (50%) 0.67
Housewives(only for female respondents) 2 37 (74%) 39 (60%) 0.12
Low SES 2 24 (48%) 27 (39.7%) 0.37
Mean (SD) number of family members 1 5.12 (1.53) 5.62 (2.18) 0.17
  1. 1. Comparison using t-test
  2. 2. Comparison using Fisher's exact test
  3. 3. Comparison using χ2 test
  4. 4. Comparison using Mann-Whitney U test