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Table 4 Factors associated with poor perception of hazard, knowledge of type of injury, and perception and knowledge on the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries

From: Perception and awareness of unintentional childhood injuries among primary caregivers of children in Vellore, South India: a community-based cross-sectional study using photo-elicitation method

Factors Category n Perception of hazards Knowledge of type of injury Perception of prevention Knowledge of prevention
Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value
Age of primary caregiver <=30 190 8.8 1.7 0.7 8.6 1.7 0.7 8.2 2.2 0.8 7.4 2.7 0.8
> 30 112 9.7 1.7 8.5 1.7 8.1 2.3 7.4 2.7
Relationship to child Mothers 281 8.5 1.6 0.03* 8.7 1.6 0.02* 8.2 2.2 0.1 7.4 2.7 0.4
Others 21 8.0 2.4 7.8 2.2 7.4 2.8 7.0 2.8
Education of primary caregiver Lower 112 8.3 1.9 < 0.001* 8.0 1.9 < 0.001* 7.4 2.5 < 0.001* 6.5 2.8 < 0.001*
Higher 190 9.0 1.5 8.9 1.5 8.6 1.9 7.9 2.4
Occupation of primary caregiver Housewife 241 8.7 1.7 0.8 8.6 1.8 0.8 8.2 2.3 0.7 7.5 2.7 0.2
Mothers 61 8.8 1.4 8.6 1.5 8.1 2.2 7.0 2.7
Type of family Nuclear 156 8.7 1.7 0.5 8.6 1.7 0.9 8.1 2.3 0.4 7.5 2.7 0.4
Non nuclear 146 8.8 1.7 8.6 1.7 8.3 2.2 7.3 2.7
Total number of children in household 1 91 8.8 1.7 0.9 8.6 1.7 0.9 8.2 2.3 0.8 7.4 2.7 0.8
> 1 211 8.7 1.7 8.6 1.7 8.1 2.2 7.4 2.6
Socio-economic status Lower 146 8.5 1.8 0.01* 8.3 1.8 0.01* 7.6 2.5 < 0.001* 6.8 2.8 < 0.001*
Upper 156 9.0 1.5 8.8 1.5 8.6 1.9 8.0 2.4
Past history of injury in the child Yes 46 9.0 1.3 0.3 8.9 1.4 0.1 8.7 1.7 0.04* 8.0 2.1 0.04*
No 256 8.7 1.7 8.5 1.8 8.1 2.3 7.3 2.7
  1. *Significant p value (< 0.05)
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