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Table 2 Observational studies assessing adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with multiple micronutrients in powder (MNP) in complementary feeding

From: Adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with vitamins and minerals in children aged 6 to 23 months: a systematic review

Source study (n = 3) Site Prevalence of nutritional disorders Study aim Study design Sample at baseline Intervention
Espino et al. (2012) [8] Apurímac, Peru Anaemia = 64.0 %. To evaluate the implementation of the program of universal supplementation with MNP “chispitas” through the quantity and quality of sachets consumed and its relation to anaemia. Cluster-randomized trial.
One group: supplemented with MNP
n = 714 children, aged 6 to 35 months. Frequency: at least 15 sachets monthly
Intervention duration: 6 months
Total sachets prescribed: 90
Iron dosage in MNP: 12.5 mg
Bilukha et al. (2011) [14] Butan Stunting = 39.2 %; anemia = 43.3 %. To evaluate the effectiveness of a program to distribute MNP on a large scale in reducing the prevalence of anaemia and monitoring morbidity and growth in refugee children. Longitudinal cluster-randomized trial.
One group: supplemented with MNP (no control group).
n = 502 children, aged 6 to 59 months. Frequency: 15 sachets monthly
Intervention duration: 26 months
Total sachets prescribed: 390
Iron dosage in MNP: 10 mg
Jefferds et al. (2010) [22] Kenya No data given. To describe community members’ reactions to and experiences using MNP, with an emphasis on acceptability, utilization, and promotion. Qualitative study. n = 47 children, aged 6 to 59 months. Frequency: daily
Intervention duration: 1 month
Total sachets prescribed: 30
Iron dosage in MNP: 12.5 mg