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Table 2 Visit timing, EBF and diarrhoea rates for cRCT and RCT breastfeeding interventions

From: Effectiveness of community health workers delivering preventive interventions for maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Study 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester Days 1-3 Days 4-5** Days 6-7 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Weeks 5-8 Weeks 9-12 Weeks 13-16 Weeks 17-20 Weeks 21-24 EBF rates*** Diarrhea incidence
Asrasda     x   x x   x x x x x 32% vs. 0% 15% vs. 30.5%
Haider   xx x   x   x   xx xx xx xx xx 70% vs. 6% NR
Morrow 1 x x   x   x x   x      50% vs. 12% NR
Morrow 2   x   x   x         38% vs. 12% NR
Tylleskar 1*   x   x   x   x x   x x   71% vs. 9% NR
Tylleskar 2*   x   x     x x x     51% vs. 11% NR
Tyllesker 3*   x   x     x x x     2% vs. <1% NR
  1. * Tylleskar 1 is study site Burkina Faso, Tylleskar 2 is study site Uganda and Tylleskar 3 is study site South Africa.
  2. ** For studies that indicated visit within the first week, days 4–5 were assigned.
  3. *** EBF rates for Intervention vs. Control at 6 months for all studies except Haider (5 months) and Tylleskar (24 weeks).
  4. NR = not reported.