Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

The effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation (VAS) on changes in weight for length by vaccination status overall and by sex.

Vaccine windowsAllBoysGirls
VASPlaceboDifference
(95% CI)
VASPlaceboDifference
(95% CI)
VASPlaceboDifference
(95% CI)

BCG window

174176867688100
Change in z-score for weight for length1.471.170.31 (0.03; 0.59)1.711.260.45 (0.05; 0.86)1.241.090.14 (−0.25; 0.53)

DTP window

292308140150152158
Change in z-score for weight for length−0.24−0.16−0.08 (−0.28; 0.12)−0.24−0.300.06 (−0.24; 0.35)−0.24−0.03−0.21 (−0.48; 0.06)

MV window

18918091839897
Change in z-score for weight for length−0.33−0.370.04 (−0.12; 0.20)−0.32−0.310.01 (−0.24; 0.23)−0.34−0.420.08 (−0.15; 0.31)

MV window stratified: MV at 4.5 + 9 months

816637304436
Change in z-score for weight for length−0.50−0.620.12 (−0.14; 0.38)−0.49−0.600.11 (−0.30; 0.52)−0.50−0.630.13 (−0.21; 0.47)

MV window stratified: MV at 9 months

10811454535461
Change in z-score for weight for length−0.21−0.230.02 (−0.19; 0.23)−0.20−0.15−0.05 (−0.32; 0.22)−0.22−0.300.08 (−0.23; 0.40)

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