Table 1: Baseline characteristics of study participants.

CharacteristicSingle treatment
Repeated treatments
p value

Sex, female (%)102 (51.26)100 (54.35)0.54
Mean age (95% CI)11.05 (10.73–11.37)11.14 (10.82–11.46)0.692
Mean Hb (95% CI)11.51 (11.32–11.70)11.75 (11.60–11.91)0.05
GMI (95% CI), epg152.98 (127.40–183.70)203.00 (167.81–245.56)0.03
AMI (95% CI), epg344.71 (261.13–428.30)456.29 (341.32–571.26)0.04
Mean height (cm) (95% CI)134.55 (133.15–135.96)134.57 (133.17–135.97)0.988
Mean weight (kg) (95% CI)28.71 (27.87–29.54)28.66 (27.80–29.51)0.931

Note: -square test; tudent’s -test; –Whitney test.