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Table 2 Socio-demographic information on village level respondents

From: Qualitative evidence for improved caring, feeding and food production practices after nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions in rural Vietnam

Respondent groups Socio-demographic information
Village health workers (VHWs) VHWs are local persons selected by the villagers and trained by the health sector
All five VHWs of Phu Mo commune (3 males; 2 females) participated in the study
Respondents’ average age was 32 years (range: 27 to 47)
They had high school education (grade 10 to 12, 16 to 18 years old) and a nine-month training as VHW
VHWs have no salary. They receive a monthly working allowance from the government (USD 6.6); VHWs also have a livelihood as farmers
Nursery school teachers Teachers are fulltime staff contracted by the district education department
All five teachers of the Commune (5 female) participated in the study
Respondents’ average age was 40 years (range: 35 to 52)
They had high school education (grade 10 to 12, 16 to 18 years old) and a three-year training to become preschool teachers
Average income was USD 264/person/month
Micro-entrepreneurs Micro-entrepreneurs are female villagers with small local businesses
All four micro-entrepreneurs in the project participated in the study
Respondents’ average age was 46 years (range: 35 to 56)
They had high school education (grade 10 to 12, 16 to 18 years old)
Average income was USD 287/person/month
Parents Data below refers to the 64 parents who participated in the five FGDs
100% of the participants were female
Respondents’ average age was 28 years (range: 20 to 36)
73% had secondary school education (grade 6 to 9, 12 to 15 years old), 22% high school (grade 10 to 12, 16 to 18 years old) and 5% primary school (grade 1 to 5, 6 to 11 years old) or lower
50% of the respondents were poor (below USD 31/person/month), 28% were relatively poor (below USD 44/person/month) and 22% had an income above USD 44/person/month