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Table 1 Anthropometric parameters of the children subjected to the study.a

From: Nutrition rehabilitation of undernourished children utilizing Spiruline and Misola

  A 170 Children with Misola 200 g/day B 170 Children with Spiruline 10 g/day plus traditional meals 200 g/day C 170 Children with Spiruline 10 g/day plus Misola 200 g/day D 40 children with traditional meals 200 g/day Variance Analysis
Age (months) 15.39 ± 8.3 14.96 ± 5.9 13.86 ± 8.5 15.19 ± 4.35 P = NS
Height (cm) 67.00 ± 8.3 69.84 ± 5.8 69.06 ± 8.5 68.24 ± 4.5 P < 0.01
B.P. 11.17 ± 1.2 10.40 ± 1.0 11.20 ± 1.2 10.37 ± 1.0 P < 0.001
Weight (kg) 6.12 ± 1.4 5.98 ± 1.1 5.99 ± 1.5 6.10 ± 1.2 P = NS
HAZ -3.93 ± 5.3 -2.64 ± 2.1 -3.35 ± 5.3 -3.23 ± 1.5 P = 0.057
WHZ -1.73 ± 2.5 -2.88 ± 0.9 -3.05 ± 0.75 -2.32 ± 1.02 P < 0.001
WAZ -4.01 ± 1.0 -3.88 ± 1.0 -4.38 ± 0.9 -3.99 ± 0.9 P < 0.001
Energy intake (kcal/day) 731 ± 7 748 ± 6 767 ± 5 722 ± 8 P < 0.001
Protein (g/day) 27. 1 ± 1.7 27.8 ± 1.6 33.3 ± 1.2 22.1 ± 1.3 P < 0.001
  1. aHAZ = Height for age z-score; WHZ = Weight for height z-score; WAZ = Weight for age z-score, B.P = Brachial Perimeter. NS = not significant