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Table 4 Anthropometric Status of Children at Baseline, Midpoint and End point at Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2016

From: Scaled-up nutrition education on pulse-cereal complementary food practice in Ethiopia: a cluster-randomized trial

Anthropometry measurements Mean (SD) (N = 771) Mean (SD) (N = 621)
Baseline Midpoint End point
Weight (kg)
 Intervention 8.3 (±1.3)a 9.3b,x 10.2c,x
 Control 7.3 (±1.2)a 8.7b,y 9.4c,y
Length (cm)
 Intervention 69.3 (± 4.7)a 74.3b,x 78.1c,x
 Control 68.9 (±1.1) 73.6b,x 77.1c,y
MUAC (cm)
 Intervention 13. 6 (±1.1)a 13.8b,x 14.4c,x
 Control 13.6 (±1.0)a 13.4b,y 13.9c,y
Anthropometric indices
 Wasting (weight-for-length z score)
  Intervention −0.44 (±1.2)a 0.06b,x 0.28c,x
  Control −0.73 (±1.1)a −0.5b,y −0.43c,y
 Stunting (length-for-age z score)
  Intervention −1.05 (±1.4)a −1.2b,x −1.5c,x
  Control −1.10 (±1.2)a 1.3b.x −1.7c,y
 Underweight (weight-for-age z score)
  Intervention 0.23 (±1.2)a −0.5b,x − 0.5c,x
  Control −0.13 (±1.1)a −1.3b,y − 1.2c,y
MUAC z score
 Intervention −0.68 (±1.0)a −0.7b,x − 0.4c,x
 Control −0.61 (±1.0)a −1.0b,y − 0.7c,y
  1. SD Standard Deviation; Values in rows are significantly different (p < 0.05) from the baseline if they have the letter “b” or “c”; values with the letter “c” are significantly different from values having “b.” Values for intervention and control in the midpoint and end point columns are significantly different if they have the letter “x” or “y”; values with the letter “x” are significantly different from values of “y” (p < 0.05). MUAC: mid-upper arm circumference. IG = Intervention Group (n = 307); CG Control group (n = 314)