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Research Article

South Vietnamese Rural Mothers’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice in Child Health Care

Table 1

Basic characteristics related to all interviewees.

VariableNumber of interviewees
= 600
Percentage

Sex
 Female59699.3
 Male4 0.7
Age (years)
 Number of mothers, 28 years old (mean age)549.0
 Eldest person interviewed (71 years old)
 Youngest one interviewed (17 years old)
Education level
 Illiteracy416.8
 Primary school20734.5
 Secondary school21435.7
 High school12320.5
 College/university152.5
Occupation
 Farmer30450.7
 Housework15025.0
 Business person7312.2
 Worker264.3
 Teacher193.2
 Health staff 61.0
Economic status
 Poor14724.5
 Average42971.5
 Rich 172.8
 Unknown71.2
Marital status
 Single20.3
 Married59198.5
 Divorced40.7
 Widowed 30.5
Siblings in a family
 01 child21535.8
 02 children28136.8
 03 children8414.0
 04 children203.3

Definition of household’s economic status: based on Prime Minister’s official paper number 09/2011/QĐ-TTg, dated November 30, 2011, for a standard to define a poor household in Vietnam: a rural household’s income  is less than 400,000 VND per month (equivalence is 20 USD) or 4,800,000 VND per year (about 230 USD); an urban household’s income is less than 500,000 VND per month (equivalence is 24 USD) or 6,00,000 VND per year (about 286 USD).