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Table 1 Characteristics of the 99 children of the weekly and cyclical groups at the start of the study

From: Cyclical iron supplementation to reduce anemia among Brazilian preschoolers: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Weekly Group (n = 51) Cyclical Group (n = 48) p-value
Mean age - months 44.44 ± 9.19 46.53 ± 10.32 0.30
Weight – Kg 16.10 ± 2.57 16.19 ± 2.67 0.87
Height – m 1.00 ± 0.07 1.01 ± 0.08 0.97
Gender - male (%) 49.21 58.33 0.41
  1. Data shown as means ± standard deviation or percentage.