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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants (N = 662)

From: Unintentional injuries among children aged 1–5 years: understanding the burden, risk factors and severity in urban slums of southern India

Variables Category Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Gender Male 321 48.5
Female 341 51.5
Number of children in the family ≤ 2 361 55.0
> 2 301 45.0
Number of adults in the family ≤ 2 342 52.0
> 2 320 48.0
Number of siblings for recruited child ≤ 2 578 87.3
> 2 84 12.7
Religion Hindu 356 53.8
Christian 16 2.4
Muslim 290 43.8
Maternal age (years) ≤ median 26 361 55.5
> median 26 301 45.4
Maternal education No formal education 87 13
Primary 168 26
High school 339 51
Higher secondary/Graduate and higher 68 10
Maternal occupation Home maker 516 78
Employed outside home 146 22
Father living with the child Yes 637 96.2
No 25 3.8
Paternal age (years) ≤ median 30 360 54.3
>median 30 302 45.7
Paternal education Professional degree 4 0.6
Graduate/Post graduate degree 18 2.6
Post high school/diploma 6 0.9
High school certificate 110 16.6
Middle school certificate 274 41.3
Primary school certificate 154 23.2
No education 96 14.5
Paternal Occupation Professional 5 0.7
Semi professional 1 0.1
Clerical job/shop owner/farmer 21 3.1
Skilled worker 113 17.0
Semi-skilled worker 96 14.5
Unskilled worker 392 59.2
Unemployed 34 5.1
Type of house Pucca 273 41.3
Semi pucca 170 25.6
Kutcha 219 33.1
Family size ≤ 5 354 53.4
> 5 308 46.6
Number of rooms ≤ 2 499 75.4
> 2 163 24.6
Reported family income per month (INR) < 2000 7 1
2000–5000 416 63
6000–10,000 224 34
> 10,000 15 2
Socio-economic status Lower 2 0.3
Upper lower 609 92.0
Lower middle 46 7.0
Upper middle 5 0.7