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Table 2 Change in haemoglobin, iron status indicators, and worm infection after 6 months of intervention among Vietnamese schoolchildren

From: Efficacy of iron fortification compared to iron supplementation among Vietnamese schoolchildren

  Fe + MEB (n = 72) Fe tablet + MEB (n = 76) MEB (Control) (n = 73)
Change in Haemoglobin (g/L)1 17.8 ± 7.62 21.2 ± 10.72 14.5 ± 8.52
Change in SF (μg/L)1 18.5 ± 30.92 111.7 ± 76.52 -6.5 ± 27.1
Change in TfR (mg/L) -0.4 ± 0.92 -0.8 ± 0.92 -0.4 ± 0.92
Change in Body iron (mg/kg)1 1.5 ± 1.92 4.2 ± 1.92 -0.1 ± 1.6
Anaemia (%)    
T0 83.33 84.23 83.63
T6 9.7 6.6 15.1
SF <12 μg/L (%)    
T0 1.4 0 1.4
T6 0 0 0
TfR >8.5 mg/L (%)    
T0 2.8 1.3 5.5
T6 2.8 0 0
Ascaris (%)    
T0 62.5 67.1 68.5
T6 41.75 47.44 41.14
Trichuris (%)    
T01 77.8 72.4 63.0
T65 15.23 47.43 47.95
Hookworm (%)    
T0 8.3 10.5 8.2
T6 05 1.35 1.45
  1. 1 Significant difference between group (one-way ANOVA): 1p < 0.001;
  2. 2 Significant difference within group before and after intervention (t test); 2p < 0.001;
  3. 3 Significant difference within group before and after intervention (McNemar); 3p < 0.001; 4p < 0.01;5p < 0.05;
  4. Fe + MEB: Iron-fortified noodles and mebendazole
  5. Fe tablet + MEB: Iron supplementation and mebendazole
  6. MEB: Mebendazole