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Table 4 Adjusted mean anthropometric indices according to pre-lacteal feeding (4a) and mode of feeding (4b) status

From: Determinants of infant growth in Eastern Uganda: a community-based cross-sectional study

4a:    
All infants aged 0–11 months (n = 723)
Pre-lacteal feeding Mean WLZ Mean LAZ Mean WAZ
Pre-lacteals given -0.03 (-0.15 to +0.08) -0.82 (-0.94 to -0.70) -0.58 (-0.70 to -0.47)
Pre-lacteals not given +0.17 (+0.04 to +0.30) -0.70 (-0.84 to -0.56) -0.36 (-0.49 to -0.23)
Adjusted regression-coefficient -0.20, p = 0.023 -0.12, NS* -0.22, p = 0.012
4b:    
All infants aged 0–11 months (n = 723)
Mode of feeding Mean WLZ Mean LAZ Mean WAZ
Mixed and replacement fed 0.06 (-0.03 to +0.15) -0.82 (-0.92 to -0.72) -0.53 (-0.62 to -0.43)
Exclusively breastfed 0 (-0.24 to +0.24) -0.50 (-0.76 to -0.24) -0.28 (-0.52 to -0.03)
Adjusted regression-coefficient 0.06, NS* -0.32, p = 0.03 0.25, p = NS*
  1. *Not significant
  2. ** The mean WLZ, LAZ and WAZ were adjusted for the same factors in general linear multivariate analysis (GLM): Age, gender, sub-county wealth, urban-rural status, household wealth, mother's education, siblings, crowdedness, having a child health card, weighing at birth, vaccination status, fever, cough, diarrhoea