Table 1

Characteristics of participating Children
Variable Overall value Study group P Value
Caries-Free S-ECC
Mean Age (months) ± S.D.* 40.8 ± 14.1 39.4 ± 16.3 42.0 ± 11.9 .14
Sex†
 Male 136 66 (48.5%) 70 (51.5%) .37
 Female 130 56 (43.1%) 74 (56.9%)
Mean Height (cm) ± S.D.* 98.4 ± 9.6 97.3 ± 11.1 99.3 ± 8.1 .094
Mean Weight (Kg) ± S.D.* 16.4 ± 3.7 15.8 ± 4.0 17.0 ± 3.3 .010
Multivitamin Use†
 No 123 (46.2%) 55 (44.7%) 68 (55.3%) .73
 Yes 143 (53.8%) 67 (46.9%) 76 (53.1%)
Caregiver Status†
 Mother 247 (92.9%) 115 (46.6%) 132 (53.4%)
 Father 15 (5.6%) 6 (40.0%) 9 (60.0%) .62
 Other 4 (1.5%) 1 (25.0%) 3 (75.0%)
Yearly Household Income†
≤ $28,000 119 34 (28.6%) 85 (71.4%) >.0001
> $28,000 134 87 (64.9%) 47 (35.1%)

*T-test.

†Chi-Square.

Schroth et al.

Schroth et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-22

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