Table 3

Effect of the intervention on anthropometric indicators
  Anthropometric indicator Control group Intervention group Crude effect Adjusted effect
n = 259 n = 193
x ± SD x ± SD Δ x (CI 95%) P Δ x (CI 95%) P
Length-for-age (Z score) a −0.66 ± 1.09 −0.46 ± 1.21 0.20 (−0.01; 0.41) 0.067 0.21 (−0.02; 0.44) 0.067
BMI-for-age (Z score) b 0.35 ± 0.92 0.13 ± 0.94 −0.22 (−0.40; -0.05) 0.012 −0.31 (−0.49; -0.12) 0.001
Freq (%) Freq (%) OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) P
Stunting (LAZ < −2) c 31 (11.97) 14 (7.25) 0.58 (0.30; 1.11) 0.101 0.50 (0.22; 1.10) 0.085
Risk of overweight (BMI-for age > 85th percentile)d 58 (22.39) 30 (15.54) 0.64 (0.39; 1.04) 0.070 0.43 (0.23; 0.77) 0.005

a Adjusted effect for: age, sex, maternal work status, household wealth index, number of children in the home, maternal height, maternal BMI and birthweight.

b Adjusted effect for: age, sex, maternal height, maternal BMI and birthweight.

c Adjusted effect for: age, sex, maternal education, maternal height and maternal BMI.

d Adjusted effect for: age, sex, maternal BMI and birth weight.

Navarro et al.

Navarro et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:212   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-212

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