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Table 3 Association between mothers’ perception of their own diets and personal and family characteristics (n = 464)

From: Mothers’ perceptions of their own diets and the diets of their children at 2–3 years of age

  Mothers’ perception of diet as healthy
(n = 197, 43%)
Univariate Poisson regression Multivariate Poisson regression
n % PR 95% CI p value PR 95% CI p value
Groupa
 Control 82 36.8       
 Intervention 115 48.9 1.331 1.072–1.652 0.010 1.320 1.063–1.640 0.012
Age
 <20 years 35 43.2       
 ≥20 years 162 43 0.994 0.755–1.310 0.969
Schooling
 <8 years 107 49.8       
 ≥8 years 90 37 0.744 0.602–0.920 0.006 0.707 0.569–0.880 0.002
Marital status
 Does not have partner 51 48.6       
 Has partner 146 41.4 0.852 0.675–1.075 0.176 0.918 0.723–1.164 0.479
Mother’s occupation
 No formal employment 121 40.5       
 Formal employment 76 47.8 1.181 0.955–1.461 0.125 1.225 0.987–1.519 0.065
Family incomeb
 <2 Brazilian minimum wagesc 88 42.9       
 ≥2 Brazilian minimum wagesc 101 42.4 0.989 0.796–1.227 0.917
Parity
 Primiparous 83 41.9       
 Multiparous 114 43.8 1.046 0.844–1.296 0.681
  1. PR prevalence ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aGroup in which the mother-child pair was assigned to the follow-up study (to receive guidance from updated professionals or control group professionals)
  3. bData lacking (n = 8)
  4. c1 Brazilian minimum wage corresponds an amount of U$130.00 for month at the time of data collection