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Table 2 Adherence to food and micronutrient supplementation in the randomised treatment groups and after stratification into maternal schooling groups

From: Equity in adherence to and effect of prenatal food and micronutrient supplementation on child mortality: results from the MINIMat randomized trial, Bangladesh

  Early invitation to prenatal food supplementation Usual invitation to prenatal food supplementation
  30 mg iron + 400 μg folic acid 60 mg iron + 400 μg folic acid Multiple micro-nutrients 30 mg iron + 400 μg folic acid 60 mg iron + 400 μg folic acid Multiple micro-nutrients
Food packagesa 91 (1.55) 88 (1.54) 94 (1.55) 61 (1.54) 60 (1.53) 61 (1.57)
Mother’s schooling <6 years 97 (2.14) 97 (2.24) 102 (2.17) 65 (2.14) 65 (2.14) 67 (2.23)
Mother’s schooling ≥6 years 83 (2.23) 79 (2.22) 88 (2.32) 58 (2.32) 55 (2.30) 54 (2.27)
Micronutrient capsulesb 109 (2.27) 113 (2.25) 107 (2.24) 117 (2.25) 113 (2.21) 110 (2.29)
Mother’s schooling <6 years 100 (3.02) 104 (3.16) 97 (3.03) 110 (3.03) 108 (2.99) 104 (3.15)
Mother’s schooling ≥6 years 121 (3.45) 121 (3.19) 118 (3.34) 126 (3.37) 118 (3.27) 117 (3.31)
  1. Data are mean (SE). Analyses are adjusted for maternal age (years), parity, and body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) at week 8 pregnancy; n = 3578 since out of 3591 women included in child mortality analysis 3578 had information on adjusting factors. Multiple micronutrients include 15 micronutrients, including 30 mg iron and 400 μg folic acid. aAssessed from enrolment to week 34 examination; mean difference between maternal schooling groups (<6 years vs. ≥6 years) 14 packages, average 81 vs. average 69 packages, (P = 0.0001). Stratified analysis by maternal schooling groups, mean difference between <6 years UFe60F and <6 years EMMS, significant (P = 0.0001). bAssessed from supplement distribution at week 14 examination to childbirth; mean difference between maternal schooling groups (<6 years vs. ≥6 years) 14 capsules, average 104 vs. 120 capsules, (P = 0.0001). Stratified analysis by maternal schooling groups, mean difference between <6 years UFe60F and <6 years EMMS, not significant (P=0.83).