Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the two groups of mothers interpreting different growth charts; values are number (%)

Road-to-health chart (n=413)Revised chart (n=519)
Ethnicity
 Sinhala350 (84.7)430 (82.9)
Maternal age (years)
 < 2018 (4.4)27 (5.2)
 21-35379 (91.8)470 (90.0)
Birth order
 1st child180 (43.6)236 (45.7)
 ⩾ 3 children61 (14.7)69 (13.2)
Educational status
 Illiterate23 (5.6)24 (4.6)
 Up to grade 8110 (20.6)106 (20.4)
 Grade 10 and over115 (27.8)168 (32.3)