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Table 2 Characteristics of participants in intervention and control arms at baseline

From: Mediators of improved child diet quality following a health promotion intervention: the Melbourne InFANT Program

  Total sample n (528)a Intervention n (262)a Control n (266)a
Male children 53% 52% 54%
Child age at baseline (months) (mean ± SD) 3.6 ± 1.0 3.7 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 1.0
Child birth weight (grams) (mean ± SD) 3382 ± 593 3393 ± 547 3371 ± 636
Maternal age at childbirth (years) (mean ± SD) 31.9 ± 4.3 32.1 ± 4.2 31.7 ± 4.5
Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2) (mean (IQR)) 23.1 (20.6 - 26.7) 23.4 (20.6 - 27.0) 23.0 (20.6 - 26.6)
Maternal education at baseline:    
  High school education or lower 21% 22% 20%
  Diploma or trade certificate 25% 26% 23%
  Tertiary qualification 55% 52% 57%
  1. aNumber of participants recruited is presented. Not all participants provided complete data at baseline, thus n = 502-522 for the total sample for the variables presented.