TABLE 1

Baseline (T1) Characteristics of 542 First-Time Mothers and Infants According to Treatment Arm

AllControlIntervention
Sample size542271271
Children
 Age at baseline (mo), mean (SD)3.9 (1.6)3.9 (1.6)3.9 (1.6)
 Male (%)52.653.551.7
 zBMI, mean (SD)−0.5 (1.0)−0.5 (1.0)−0.4 (1.1)
 Ever breastfed (%)96.696.696.6
Mothers
 Age at baseline (y), mean (SD)32.3 (4.3)32.1 (4.4)32.5 (4.2)
 BMI before pregnancy, mean (SD)24.5 (5.2)24.3 (4.9)24.6 (5.6)
 Education level, %
 Low (completed up to final year of secondary school)21.120.322.0
 Intermediate (completed trade/certificate postsecondary school)24.722.926.5
 High (completed university degree or beyond)54.256.851.5
 Born in Australia (%)79.179.778.4
 English is main language spoken at home (%)93.893.693.9
  • T1, baseline data.