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Table 1 Baseline cohort characteristics

From: Early linear growth retardation: results of a prospective study of Zambian infants

Characteristics of participants N = 338
Child age at first visit (months), Mean (SD) 1.6 (0.15)
Child gender (female), n (%) 185 (54.7)
Child weight at first visit (kg), Mean (SD) 4.4 (1.1)
Mother’s age at birth (years), Mean (SD) 25.7 (5.7)
Maternal HIV status, n (%)
 Positive 115 (34.1)
 Negative 222 (65.9)
Diarrheal episodes reported, Mean (SD) 1.1 (1.2)
Stunted at first measurement (<−2 SD), n (%) 198 (58.6)
Severely stunted at first measurement (< −3 SD), n (%) 121 (35.8)