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Table 3 Quality assessment of trials on complementary food with or without education

From: Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic review

  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)