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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of adolescent mothers (n = 84)

From: Effectiveness of experiential learning with empowerment strategies and social support from grandmothers on breastfeeding among Thai adolescent mothers

Characteristics Intervention group
(n = 42)
Control group
(n = 42)
p - value
Age (years)    0.791 (a)
 Mean ± SD 17.88 ± 1.19 17.81 ± 1.27  
 Min - Max 15–19 15–19  
Parity, (n, %)    0.242 (b)
 Primiparous 37 (88.1) 33 (78.57)  
 Multiparous 5 (11.9) 9 (21.43)  
Education, (n, %)    0.873 (b)
 Primary school 10 (23.8) 10 (23.8)  
 Junior high school 17 (40.5) 20 (47.6)  
 Senior high school or equivalent 9 (21.4) 8 (19)  
 Higher than senior high school 6 (14.3) 4 (9.5)  
Marital status, (n, %)    1.00 (c)
 Married 39 (92.86) 38 (90.48)  
 Separated temporary 0 (0) 1 (2.38)  
 Permanent separation 2 (4.76) 2 (4.76)  
 Solitary 1 (2.38) 1 (2.38)  
Occupation, (n, %)    0.449 (c)
 Student 7 (16.67) 3 (7.14)  
 Employed 3 (7.14) 4 (9.52)  
 Unemployed 32 (76.19) 34 (80.95)  
 Business owner 0 (0.00) 1 (2.38)  
Income, (n, %)    0.470 (c)
 No income 39 (92.86) 37 (88.10)  
  < 5000 1 (2.38) 0 (0.00)  
 5000–9999 1 (2.38) 3 (7.14)  
 10,000–15,000 1 (2.38) 1 (2.38)  
  > 15,000 0 (0.00) 1 (2.38)  
First ANC (weeks)    0.209 (d)
 Median (IQR) 16.5 (9) 14 (9)  
 Min - Max 6–30 5–29  
Mode of delivery, (n, %)    0.662 (b)
 Normal labor 19 (45.24) 21 (50)  
 Cesarean section 23 (54.76) 21 (50)  
Infant birth weight    0.704 (a)
 Mean ± SD 3054.76 ± 313.221 3079 ± 274.087  
 Min - max 2525–3635 2555–3610  
  1. Significant at p - value <0.05, (a) = t-test, (b) = Chi-square, (c) = Fisher’s Exact test, (d) = Mann–Whitney U test