Table 1

Demographic information—perceptual mapping and card sorting

MenWRAMILs
(n=30)(n=30)(n=30)
M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)
Age34.67 (6.00)27.90 (4.76)55.87 (7.58)
n (%)n (%)n (%)
School
 None3 (10)4 (13.3)21 (70.0)
 Up to primary12 (40)8 (26.7)6 (20.0)
 Up to secondary6 (20)7 (23.3)2 (6.7)
 Up to high secondary5 (16.6)10 (33.4)1 (3.3)
 Up to tertiary4 (13.3)1 (3.3)0 (0)
 Married30 (100)30 (100)29 (96.7)†
 Religion—Hindu100 (100)100 (100)100 (100)
Caste
 Scheduled caste/tribe18 (60.0)16 (53.3)17 (56.6)
 Other backwards caste11 (36.7)12 (40.0)13 (43.3)
 Other caste1 (3.3)2 (6.7)0 (0)
Children
 None0 (0)3 (10)0 (0)
 14 (13.3)7 (23.3)3 (10.0)
 212 (40.0)10 (33.3)3 (10.0)
 310 (33.3)7 (23.3)11 (36.7)
 4 or more4 (13.3)3 (10.0)13 (43.3)
Ever taken IFA4 (13.3)26 (86.7)7 (23.3)
Currently taking IFA0 (0)3 (10.0)2 (9.1)
Diagnoses of anaemia ever1 (3.3)16 (53.3)4 (13.3)
Currently anaemic?5 (21.7)4 (14.3)3 (13.0)
  • Under ‘School’, ‘I’ indicates incomplete and ‘C’ indicates complete.

  • *p < 0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

  • †The one mother-in-law who was not married was a widow.

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