Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Effect of 50 000 IU Vitamin A with BCG Vaccine at Birth on Growth in the First Year of Life

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of all children included in the growth cohort by randomisation group.

Vitamin APlacebo
Number (%)Number (%)

Number403405
Sex (Male)198 (49)194 (48)
No oral polio vaccine at enrolment88 (22)83 (20)
Electricity in the household*
 Yes142 (35)140 (35)
 No246 (61)261 (64)
Bathroom*
 Inside the house63 (16)56 (14)
 Outside the house324 (80)343 (85)
 None0 (0)2 (0)
Maternal education*
 Any256 (64)239 (59)
 None122 (30)147 (36)
Birth order*
 Primipara109 (27)113 (28)
 2nd-3rd156 (39)142 (35)
 4th or higher124 (31)147 (36)

Mean (SD)Mean (SD)

Birth weight/kg3.19 (0.44)3.23 (0.40)
Weight at incl./kg3.19 (0.51)3.22 (0.51)
Weight for age at incl./z-score−0.47 (0.95)−0.38 (0.88)
Length at inclusion50.2 (2.3)50.1 (2.3)
Length for age at incl./z-score−0.08 (1.00)−0.12 (0.93)
Maternal age/years25.0 (5.7)25.1 (5.6)
Maternal arm circumference/mm255 (33)254 (30)

*Numbers do not add up due to a few with missing information.

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