Table 1

Anthropometric parameters of the children subjected to the study.a

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

Variance Analysis


Age (months)

15.39 ± 8.3

14.96 ± 5.9

13.86 ± 8.5

15.19 ± 4.35

P = NS

Height (cm)

67.00 ± 8.3

69.84 ± 5.8

69.06 ± 8.5

68.24 ± 4.5

P < 0.01

B.P.

11.17 ± 1.2

10.40 ± 1.0

11.20 ± 1.2

10.37 ± 1.0

P < 0.001

Weight (kg)

6.12 ± 1.4

5.98 ± 1.1

5.99 ± 1.5

6.10 ± 1.2

P = NS

HAZ

-3.93 ± 5.3

-2.64 ± 2.1

-3.35 ± 5.3

-3.23 ± 1.5

P = 0.057

WHZ

-1.73 ± 2.5

-2.88 ± 0.9

-3.05 ± 0.75

-2.32 ± 1.02

P < 0.001

WAZ

-4.01 ± 1.0

-3.88 ± 1.0

-4.38 ± 0.9

-3.99 ± 0.9

P < 0.001

Energy intake (kcal/day)

731 ± 7

748 ± 6

767 ± 5

722 ± 8

P < 0.001

Protein (g/day)

27. 1 ± 1.7

27.8 ± 1.6

33.3 ± 1.2

22.1 ± 1.3

P < 0.001


aHAZ = Height for age z-score; WHZ = Weight for height z-score; WAZ = Weight for age z-score, B.P = Brachial Perimeter. NS = not significant

Simpore et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:3   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-3

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