Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the maternal household respondents in surveys used to evaluate the GupShup Potli and interpersonal communication tools as part of the Ananya programme in Bihar, India (July–September 2016)

Maternal characteristicsVHSND GSPVHSND IPC
Sample size (n)26082002
Age in years (mean, SD)24.7 (4.3)24.7 (4.3)
Religion
Hindu79.575.6
Muslim19.623.5
Others0.81.0
Caste
Scheduled caste/tribe29.230
Other backward class56.457.1
General caste8.37
Others6.15.9
No formal schooling54.254.7
Birth parity
No other children14.514.9
1 child26.326.6
2 children25.624.6
3 children18.117.8
4+ children15.416.1
  • GSP, GupShup Potli; IPC, interpersonal communication; VHSND, village health, sanitation and nutrition days.