Table 3

Quality assessment of trials on complementary food with or without education

Quality Assessment

Summary of Findings


Directness

No of events


No of studies

Design

Limitations

Consistency

Generalizability to population of interest

Generalizability to intervention of interest

Intervention

Control

RR or SMD (95% CI)


Respiratory infections: Moderate outcome-specific quality


3 studies [20,22,26]

RCT

Random effect model was used because of heterogeneity

One study suggest benefit

375

448

RR 0.67 (0.49, 0.91)


Diarrhea/vomiting: Moderate outcome-specific quality


3 studies [20,22,26]

RCT

Random effect model was used because of heterogeneity

None of the study suggest benefit

424

488

RR 0.75 (0.42, 1.35)


Fever: low outcome-specific quality


2 studies [17,22]

RCT

Random effect model was used because of heterogeneity

None of the study suggest benefit

195

187

RR 0.89 ( 0.41, 1.90)


Lassi et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S13   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S13

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