Table 4

Effectiveness of intervention on the feeding frequency per day mean feeding frequency per day
Study, year SMD 95% CI % Weight Forest plot
Bhandari N, 2004 0.40 0.26-0.54 55.94
Shi L, 2009 0.72 0.53-0.91 28.82
Pachon H, 2002 0.33 0.07-0.60 15.24
I-V Pooled SMD 0.48 0.38-0.58
Heterogeneity chi-squared = 8.42 (d.f. = 2) p = 0.015
Test of SMD = 0 : z = 9.17 p <0.001
Feeding frequency >3 times per day
Study, year RR 95% CI % Weight
Roy SK, 2005 0.80 0.66-0.98 52.01
Kilaru A, 2005 1.20 1.01-1.43 47.99
M-H pooled RR 0.99 0.87-1.13
Heterogeneity chi-squared = 8.93 (d.f. = 1), p = 0.003
Test of RR = 1: z = 0.09, p = 0.926

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