TABLE 7.

Demographics of Participants in Qualitative Study

Staff Interviews
Number13
Age, years, mean (SD)35.2 (9)
Female, %62.0
Years of association with the program, mean (SD)2.7 (1.2)
Focus Group Discussions With SNEHA Frontline Health Workers
Number in each focus group discussion5 to 6
Age, mean (SD)32.5 (8.5)
Female, %81
Years of association with the program, mean (SD)2.4 (1.2)
Community Interviews
Total number24
Age of mother, mean (SD) (n=20)26.6 (4)
No. of children in the family, mean (SD) (n=21)3 (2)
Religion, %
    Hindu54
    Muslim38
    Christian8
Cases severely wasted or moderately wasted, %63
Cases with medical complications, %17
Pregnant women, %17
Case Stories
Number46
No. of children in the family, mean (SD) (n=39)3 (1)
Type of Cases
    Non-wasted children, %21
    Severely wasted/moderately wasted, %54
    Pregnant, %9
    Complicated cases requiring holistic intervention, %11
    Others (contraception, family planning), %4
  • Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; SNEHA, Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action.