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Table 4 Association between mothers’ perception of their children’s 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

  Maternal perception of child’s diet as healthy
(n = 334, 72%)
Univariate Poisson regression Multivariate Poisson regression
n % RP 95% CI p value RP 95% CI p value
Groupa
 Control 154 69.1       
 Intervention 180 74.7 1.082 0.964–1.213 0.180 1.063 0.946–1.194 0.306
Age
 <20 years 52 63.4       
 ≥20 years 282 73.8 1.164 0.977–1.387 0.089 1.139 0.951–1.364 0.158
Schooling
 <8 years 143 66.2       
 ≥8 years 191 77 1.163 1.035–1.308 0.011 1.136 1.011–1.278 0.033
Marital status
 Does not have partner 80 75.5       
 Has partner 254 70.9 0.940 0.828–1.068 0.341
Mother’s occupation
 No formal employment 213 70.1       
 Formal employment 121 75.6 1.079 0.962–1.210 0.192 1.035 0.919–1.165 0.575
Family incomeb
 <2 Brazilian minimum wagesc 150 71.8       
 ≥2 Brazilian minimum wagesc 176 73.3 1.022 0.911–1.145 0.712
Parity
 Primiparous 151 74.8       
 Multiparous 183 69.8 0.934 0.835–1.046 0.239
  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