Table 1

Characteristics of included studies

Study ID (ref)

Country

Sample size (n)

Mean initial age (months)

Dose (mg/day)

Duration (weeks)

Mean initial height (cm)

Mean initial HAZ score

Grade (High, moderate and low)


Hong 1992[33]

China

102

0

5

24

50.0

-0.08

Moderate

Bates 1993[34]

Gambia

110

18

70 (/2wk)

64

76.8

-1.57

High

Dirren 1994[35]

Ecuador

96

32

10

64

81.6

-2.89

Moderate

Castillo-Duran 1995[36]

Chile

68

0

3

24

47.2

-1.36

Moderate

Ninh 1996[37]

Vietnam

146

17.5

10

20

71.3

-2.91

Moderate

Sempertgui 1996[38]

Ecuador

50

42.3

10

9

_

-2.00

Moderate

Ruz 1997[39]

Chile

102

39.8

10

56

95.6

-0.52

High

Rosado 1997

Mexico

109

28

20

52

83.4

-1.55

moderate

Gardner 1998[42]

Jamaica

61

14

10

12

68.7

-2.85

High

Lira 1998[41]

Brazil

137

0

1 and 5

8

_

_

Moderate

Kikafunda 1998[40]

Uganda

155

55.8

10

24

103.3

-0.70

Moderate

Rivera 1998[43]

Guatemala

89

7.5

10

28

63.7

-2.16

High

Smith 1999[44]

Belize

51

44

70

24

_

_

High

Umeta 2000 [45]

Ethopia

100

9.6

10

24

69.9

-0.64

High

Castillo-Duran 2001[46]

Chile

150

0

5

52

50.3

-0.06

High

Dijkhuizen 2001[47]

Indonesia

238

4.2

10

24

61.2

-0.79

High

Osendarp 2002[48]

Bangladesh

301

0.9

5

20

51.2

0.00

Low

Muller 2003 [49]

Burkina Faso

709

18.5

24

75.5

8.7

-1.55

High

Sur 2003[50]

India

100

0

5

52

46.4

-1.70

High

Black 2004[52]

Bangladesh

94

6.5

20

24

_

-1.20

Moderate

Black 2004[53]

India

200

1

5

32

47.5

-1.20

Moderate

Lind 2004[54]

Indonesia

340

6

10

24

_

-0.35

High

Alarcon 2004[51]

Peru

213

17

3

18

76.8

-1.04

High

Penny 2004[55]

Peru

246

19

10

24

76.4

-0.16

High

Gardner 2005[57]

Jamaica

114

19

10

24

77.1

-1.65

Moderate

Brooks2005[56]

Bangladesh

1665

5.3

70(/wk)

52

62.7

-1.10

High

Wasantwist 2006[61]

Thailand

304

4.5

10

24

62.3

-0.70

High

Silva 2006 [60]

Brazil

58

23.5

10

16

_

-1.95

High

Berger 2006[58]

Vietnam

391

5.9

10

24

63.8

-1.07

High

Olney 2006[59]

Tanzania

433

8.8

10

52

_

-1.45

Moderate

Brown 2007[67]

Peru

302

7.5

3

24

65.4

-1.19

High

Fahmida 2007[62]

Indonesia

399

5

10

24

_

-0.99

High

Wuehler 2008[64]

Ecuador

253

21

3,7and10

24

77.4

-2.30

High

Dijikhuizen 2008[63]

Multicentre trial (Thailand, Veitnam and Indonesia)

2468

5.05

10

24

_

-0.82

High

Mozaffari-Khosarvi 2009[66]

Iran

85

38.8

5

24

_

-1.65

High

Walker 2009 [65]

Bangladesh

645

6.35

20

24

64.2

_

High


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