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Table 1 Profile of iron pill consumption by high school girls in selected schools

From: Process evaluation of a national school-based iron supplementation program for adolescent girls in Iran

School code No. of students Continuous compliancea(No./%) Refusalb(No./%) Intermittent compliancec(No./%) Delivery of postersd Delivery of brochuresd Classroom water supplyd Existence of training session from health centerd Students’ health knowledgee
1 88 76 (86.36)** 7 (7.95) 5 (5.68) + ± + 3.47**
2 88 46 (52.27) 29 (32.95) 13 (14.77) + ± + 3.03
3 54 29 (53.70) 15 (27.78) 10 (18.52) ± 2.76
4 106 70 (66.04) 28 (26.42) 8 (7.55) + 2.36
5 69 34 (49.28) 27 (39.13) 8 (11.59) + ± + 2.83
6 79 48 (60.76) 28 (35.44) 3 (3.80) ± 2.54
7 91 53 (58.24) 22 (24.17) 16 (17.58) + 3.06
8 83 54 (65.06) 22 (26.51) 7 (8.43) ± + + 2.56
Total 658 410 (62.3) 178 (27.1) 70 (10.64)      
  1. (a)Full consumption, (b)no history of taking and (c)intermittent consumption of iron supplements during 16 weeks of intervention. (d)Plus, minus and plus-minus signs indicate delivered, undelivered and insufficiently delivered items, respectively. (e)Expressed as mean score.
  2. Double asterisks represent p- value less than 0.01 by ANOVA.