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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of the individuals in the intervention and comparison groups participating in the study on influence of ergonomic breastfeeding training on some health parameters in infants and mothers (n = 52)

From: The influence of ergonomic breastfeeding training on some health parameters in infants and mothers: a randomized controlled trial

Qualitative variable Intervention Comparison P-value
Mothers’ Education n (%)
 High School Diploma 38 (73.08) 29 (55.77) 0.06*
 University Graduate 14 (26.92) 23 (44.23)  
Mothers’ Job n (%)
 Employed 14 (26.92) 16 (30.77) 0.66*
 Housewife 38 (73.10) 36 (69.20)
Mothers’ Age
Mean (SD) 29.40 (5.80) 27.60 (5.00) 0.67**
Mothers’ BMI in the first month of pregnancy
Mean (SD) 23.12 (0.90) 23.34 (1.97) 0.87**
Type of delivery n (%)
 Vaginal delivery 46 (88.46) 48 (92.31) 0.50*
 Cesarean section 6 (11.54) 4 (7.69)
Birth order n (%)
 First 27 (51.92) 33 (63.46) 0.23*
 Second and higher 25 (48.08) 19 (36.54)
Neonates gender n (%)
 Girl 31 (59.62) 31 (59.62)
 Boy 21 (40.38) 21 (40.38)
  1. * Chi-square test at α = 0.0125 (Bonferroni correction)
  2. ** Independent samples t-test at α = 0.025 (Bonferroni correction)