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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants by study groups

From: The effect of counseling with a skills training approach on maternal functioning: a randomized controlled clinical trial

VariableCounselling group (n = 34) n (%)Control group (n = 34) n (%)P-value
Age#29.8 (5.4)29.1 (4.7)0.601*
Husband age#33.6 (5.3)33.4 (3.5)0.830*
Child number  0.808
 One15 (44.1)16 (47.1) 
 Two19 (55.9)18 (52.9) 
Child sex  0.628
 Girl16 (47.1)18 (52.9) 
 Boy18 (52.9)16 (47.1) 
Job  0.356
 Housewife33 (97.1)30 (82.2) 
 Employed1 (2.9)4 (11.8) 
Husband’s job  0.063
 Worker9 (26.5)4 (11.8) 
 Employee6 (17.6)13 (38.2) 
 Shopkeeper5 (17.4)9 (26.5) 
 Others14 (41.2)8 (23.5) 
Education  0.171§
 Secondary school4 (11.8)2 (5.9) 
 High school2 (5.9)2 (5.9) 
 Diploma18 (52.9)14 (41.2) 
 Academic10 (29.8)16 (47.1) 
Husband’s education  0.259§
 Elementary2 (5.9)0 
 Secondary school4 (11.8)1 (2.9) 
 High school3 (8.8)2 (5.9) 
 Diploma14 (41.2)14 (41.2) 
 Academic11 (32.4)17 (50.0) 
Income  0.149§
 Completely enough3 (8.8)8 (23.5) 
 Somewhat enough30 (88.2)25 (73.5) 
 Not enough1 (2.9)1 (2.9) 
Husband’s support  0.190
 Too much11 (32.4)6 (17.6) 
 Much12 (35.3)10 (29.4) 
 Medium7 (20.6)8 (23.5) 
 Low4 (11.8)6 (17.6) 
 Very little04 (11.8) 
Family’s support  0.064
 Too much12 (35.3)9 (26.5) 
 Much15 (44.1)8 (23.5) 
 Medium4 (11.8)7 (20.6) 
 Low3 (8.8)5 (14.7) 
 Very little05 (14.7) 
Unwanted pregnancy  0.604
 Yes12 (35.3)10 (29.4) 
 No22 (64.7)24 (70.6) 
  1. # Mean (Standard deviation)
  2. § Chi-square for trend test * Independent t-test ‡ Fisher’s exact test † Chi-square test