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Research Article

Efficacy of Different Doses of Multiple Micronutrient Powder on Haemoglobin Concentration in Children Aged 6–59 Months in Arusha District

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the study population.

CharacteristicsTreatment group
5/wk ()3/wk ()2/wk ()1/wk () value

Child age (months)17.7 ± 7.918.5 ± 6.920.1 ± 10.114.4 ± 7.9<0.001
Birth weight (kg)3.1 ± 0.5 (32)3.4 ± 0.5 (43)4.2 ± 11.5 (70)2.9 ± 0.5 (66)0.6
Mother’s age (years)25.3 ± 4.325.7 ± 4.425.8 ± 5.425.9 ± 4.70.1
Sex, male (%)44.764.364.254.10.08
EBF (%)14.912.920.19.20.1
Stunting (%)53.244.350.546.90.8
Underweight (%)21.424.327.421.40.8
Wasting (%)14.912.916.89.20.1
Marital status, married (%)87.290.091.692.90.7

Values are means ± SD; significant at the 0.05 level.