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Table 3 Household Socioeconomic Characteristics at Enrollment, by treatment group1

From: A cluster-randomized, placebo-controlled, maternal vitamin a or beta-carotene supplementation trial in bangladesh: design and methods

Baseline Socioeconomic Characteristics PL
N = 19,862
VA
N = 19,806
BC
N = 19,998
  n % n % n %
Literacy       
   Read/write (self) 8473 42.7 8308 42.0 8451 42.3
   Read/write (husband) 9079 45.9 8969 45.5 9026 45.4
Woman's Education       
   Class 1 to Class 9 8469 42.7 8382 42.4 8445 42.4
   Class 10 complete (SSC) 604 3.0 535 2.7 618 3.1
   Class 11+ 756 3.8 745 3.8 790 4.0
Husband's Education       
   Class 1 to Class 9 6063 32.0 5969 31.6 5934 31.2
   Class 10 complete (SSC) 863 4.6 819 4.3 845 4.4
   Class 11+ 1733 9.1 1760 9.3 1826 9.6
Husband's Occupation       
   Farmer 5739 28.9 5662 28.6 5711 28.6
   Laborer 5026 25.4 5025 25.4 5020 25.2
   Fisherman 148 0.8 129 0.7 182 0.9
   Contracted laborer 215 1.1 201 1.0 209 1.0
   Business 6704 33.8 6747 34.1 6862 34.4
   Private 1403 7.1 1438 7.3 1386 6.9
   Government service 286 1.4 263 1.3 277 1.4
   Other 304 1.5 301 1.5 310 1.6
Religion*       
   Islam 18374 92.7 18404 93.1 18205 91.2
   Hindu 1425 7.2 1350 6.8 1691 8.5
   Other 25 0.1 20 0.1 64 0.3
Household Assets       
   Own Cattle 7944 40.1 7822 39.6 7936 39.8
   Own Goats/Sheep 4456 22.5 4500 22.8 4427 22.2
   Own Bicycle 7486 37.8 7487 37.9 7491 37.5
   Own Land 16462 83.5 16460 83.6 16438 82.9
   Own Irrigation Pumps 2031 10.2 2039 10.3 2097 10.5
   Have Electricity 2372 12.0 2469 12.5 2513 12.6
  1. 1Missing numbers (maximum number missing) 886, 917 and 963 for group PL, VA and BC, respectively.
  2. * Significant differences between groups, p-value <0.001