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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of children included and excluded in this analyses

From: Fortified food supplementation in children with reduced dietary energy and micronutrients intake in Southern Mexico

Characteristics Included Excluded n = 297
FF n = 199 Syrup n = 238 MNP n = 254 Total n = 691
Infants
 Age, months 7.9 ± 2.5 8.2 ± 2.7 8.0 ± 2.5 8.0 ± 2.6 8.1 ± 2.5
 Sex, % male 46.23 50.84 49.61 49.1 46.8
 Weight, kg 7.9 ± 1.1 7.9 ± 1.2 7.9 ± 1.2 7.9 ± 1.2 7.9 ± 1.3
 Length, cm 66.9 ± 4.1 67.3 ± 4.3 67.0 ± 4.1 67.1 ± 4.2 67.2 ± 4.6
 Length/age, Z − 1.0 ± 1.0 − 1.1 ± 1.1 − 1.1 ± 1.0 − 1.0 ± 1.1 −1.1 ± 1.1
 Length/age, % 15.74 18.07 18.65 17.6 18.5
 Starting age of supplementation, months 8.3 ± 2.6 9.1a,c ± 2.8 8.4 ± 2.5 8.6 ± 2.6
Mother
 Socioeconomic level 0.2 ± 1.0 − 0.2b ± 1.0 0.0 ± 1.0 0.0 ± 1.0 − 0.1 ± 1.0
 Educational level of the mother, %      
  None 12.6 10.5 12.2 11.7 7.7
  Basic 41.2 45.8 52.4 46.9 50.5
  High school 37.7 36.6 26.8 33.3 32.0
  Secondary school or more 8.5 7.1 8.7 8.1 9.7
  1. Fortified food (FF), Micronutrient powder (MNP), and Syrup (Syrup)
  2. Mean ± standard deviation or percentages, are presented
  3. ap < 0.05 FF vs MNP
  4. b p < 0.05 FF vs Syrup
  5. cp < 0.05 Syrup vs MNP
  6. No statistically significant differences were found between children who were the included and not included in the study