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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of primary caregivers and households of children with SAM

From: A mixed methods feasibility study of the Kusamala Program at a nutritional rehabilitation unit in Malawi

Variables All (n = 29) Intervention (n = 15) Comparison (n = 14)
Age (years) 27.4 ± 10.2 27.3 ± 7.9 23.4 ± 12.6
Relationship to child (%)
 Mother 27/29 (93.1) 14/15 (93.3) 13/14 (92.9)
 Grandmother 2/29 (6.9) 1/15 (6.7) 1/14 (7.1)
Has ever attended school (%) 19/29 (65.5) 11/15 (73.3) 8/14 (57.1)
Household income last month (USD equivalent) 28.66 ± 40.41 34.30 ± 51.46 22.05 ± 22.30
Household area (%)
 Urban 16/29 (55.2) 8/15 (53.3) 8/14 (57.1)
 Rural 13/29 (44.8) 7/15 (46.7) 6/14 (42.9)
  1. Values are presented as proportions (%) for categorical data or means ± SDs for continuous data
  2. SAM severe acute malnutrition, USD United States dollar