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Table 3 Nutritional status at the beginning [1] and end of the study [2].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
WHZ1 1 → 2 -1.73 ± 2.51 P = 0.035* -2.88 ± 0.95 P < 0.001 -3,05 ± 0.75 P < 0.001* -2.42 ± 1.02 P = 0.065*
WHZ2 -1.14 ± 2.64 -1.80 ± 1.53 -1,18 ± 1.63 -2.00 ± 0.99
WHZ2/WHZ1+WHZ2 34.14 % 37.50 % 62.90 % 17.35 %
WAZ1 1 → 2 -4.01 ± 0.98 P < 0.001** -3.88 ± 0.90 P < 0.001** -4,38 ± 0.91 P < 0.001** -3.99 ± 0.9 P = 0.013**
WAZ2 -2.95 ± 1.12 -3.10 ± 1.14 -2,71 ± 1.17 -3.45 ± 1.0
WAZ2/WAZ1+WAZ2 26 % 20 % 38 % 14 %
  1. aWHZ1 = Weight for height z-score at beginning of the study; WHZ2 = Weight for height z-score at the end of the study; WAZ1 = Weight for age z-score at the beginning of study; WAZ2 = Weight for age z-score at the end of the study. Student T test *WHZ1→WHZ2; **WAZ1→WAZ2 ;