Table 3

Effectiveness of the intervention on the energy intake per day mean energy intake (kJ/day)
Study, year SMD 95% CI % Weight Forest plot
Bhandari N, 2004 0.93 0.78-1.07 72.07
Santos I, 2001 0.24 −0.24-0.73 6.32
Pachon H, 2002 0.33 0.07-0.59 21.61
I-V Pooled SMD 0.76 0.63-0.88
Heterogeneity chi-square = 19.91 (d.f. = 2) p < 0.001
Test of SMD = 0; z = 12.17 p < 0.001
Median energy intake (kJ/day)
Bhandari N, 2001 0.38 0.10-0.67 42.45
Vazir S, 2012 1.55 1.31-1.80 57.55
I-V pooled SMD 1.06 0.87-1.24
Heterogeneity chi-squared = 37.63 (d.f. = 1) p <0.001
Test of SMD = 0: z = 11.22 p < 0.001

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Sunguya et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:66   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-66

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