Table 2

Proportions of study subjects with anemia1 at baseline and 12 months by HIV status and treatment arm

Cohort

Treatment arms

n

Subjects with anemia n (%)2


Baseline

12 months

P value†

HIV-uninfected (n = 196)

Vitamin A only

64

49 (76.6)

38 (59.4)

0.0278

Vitamin A + zinc

67

51 (76.1)

42 (62.7)

0.0833

Multiple micronutrients

65

54 (83.1)

38 (58.5)

0.0017

All cohorts (n = 210)

Vitamin A only

68

52(76.5)

40 (58.8)

0.0186

Vitamin A + zinc

71

54 (76.1)

46 (64.8)

0.1306

Multiple micronutrients

71

60 (84.5)

43 (60.6)

0.0011


1 Anemia is defined as hemoglobin level below 11 g/dL [25]

2 Analysis includes subjects with hemoglobin available at baseline and twelve months

†Within group changes from baseline (McNemar Test)

Chhagan et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:145   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-145

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