Table 2

Importance to health and dislike rating across participant category

ItemRating parameterWRAMenMILsF
M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)
IFA pillImportance1.67 (0.68)1.87 (0.35)1.73 (0.52)2.39
Dislike0.53 (0.73)0.20 (0.48)0.47 (0.73)2.15
ClinicImportance1.80 (0.48)1.93 (0.25)1.83 (0.38)0.98
Dislike0.23 (0.50)0.20 (0.41)0.23 (0.50)0.05
KioskImportance1.77 (0.50)1.93 (0.25)1.87 (0.35)1.44
Dislike0.27 (0.58)0.17 (0.38)0.13 (0.43)0.64
Self-help groupsImportance1.37 (0.72)1.27 (0.74)1.57 (0.68)1.38
Dislike0.30 (0.47)a0.73 (0.74)b0.50 (0.68)a,b3.44*
Traditional healerImportance0.80 (0.76)1.23 (0.82)1.03 (0.67)2.50
Dislike1.07 (0.78)0.97 (0.85)1.07 (0.69)0.17
PhysicianImportance1.80 (0.55)2.00 (0)1.90 (0.31)2.27
Dislike0.20 (0.41)0.10 (0.31)0.20 (0.48)0.61
FatigueImportance0.77 (0.73)a0.80 (0.61)a0.17 (0.53)b9.66***
Dislike1.47 (0.68)a1.23 (0.73)a1.87 (0.35)b8.29***
Prenatal careImportance1.43 (0.73)1.40 (0.67)1.67 (0.61)1.40
Dislike0.70 (0.89)0.57 (0.50)0.33 (0.66)2.12
Green veggiesImportance1.63 (0.62)1.63 (0.49)1.80 (0.41)1.06
Dislike0.37 (0.61)0.30 (0.60)0.13 (0.35)1.52
MeatImportance1.23 (0.68)0.97 (0.76)1.37 (0.61)2.62
Dislike0.77 (0.73)0.90 (0.76)0.60 (0.62)1.36
PregnancyImportance1.13 (0.82)1.23 (0.63)1.57 (0.68)3.04
Dislike0.80 (0.85)a0.80 (0.48)a0.30 (0.60)b5.74**
Stomach-acheImportance0.63 (0.67)a0.87 (0.68)a0.30 (0.60)b5.76**
Dislike1.47 (0.68)a1.17 (0.65)b1.83 (0.46)c9.15***
  • The letters a and b denote homogenous subsets yielded from the post-hoc analysis when omnibus significance was detected.

  • *p < 0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

  • IFA, iron folic acid; MILs, mothers-in-law; WRA, women of reproductive age.