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Table 1 Comparison of baseline characteristics of mothers of children in the intervention and control groups

From: Impact of vitamin A with zinc supplementation on malaria morbidity in Ghana

  Intervention group Control group
  n = 100 (%) n = 100 (%)
Mean age of child (mo)
Baseline (SD) 14.3 (6.6) 14.8 (6.1)
End line(SD) 19.7 (7.8) 20.8 (8.5)
Sex (%M) 51 (51.0) 44 (44.0)
Parity
1–3 51 (51.0) 42 (42.0)
4–6 30 (30.0) 33 (33.0)
>6 19 (19.0) 25 (25.0)
Occupation
Farmer/labourer 90 (90.0) 93 (93.0)
Professional 10 (10.0) 7 (7.0)
Mothers age
15–19 33 (33.0)33(33.0) 40 (40.0)
20–29 29 (29.0 37 (37.0)
30–45 5 (5.0)) 17 (17.0)
Not known   6 (6.0)
Highest education level
None 54 (54.0) 63 (63.0)
Primary 21 (21.0) 13 (13.0)
Middle 25 (25.0) 24 (24.0)
Ability to read
Yes 26 (26.0) 24 (24.0)
Bed net use   
Yes 94 (94.0) 95 (95.0)
Electricity available 2 (2.0) 7 (7.0)
Toilets available 65 (65.0) 64 (64.0)
Drinking water
Communal tap 66 (66.0) 66 (66.0)
Ground well 6 (6.0) 6 (6.0)
Stream 28 (28.0) 28 (28.0)
  1. No significant difference was noted among treatment groups for all characteristics.