Table 1

Baseline characteristic of Vietnamese schoolchildren by group after random assignment (n = 221)

Fe + MEB (n = 72)

Fe tablet + MEB (n = 76)

MEB (Control) (n = 73)


Male sex (%)

48.6

51.3

46.6

Age (month)1

87.3 ± 11.6

86.4 ± 9.8

87.9 ± 10.2

Haemoglobin (g/L)1

107.6 ± 6.9

108.4 ± 6.7

108.9 ± 6.5

SF (μg/L)2

46.8 (33.3 – 66.4)

54.2 (39.7 – 72.4)

54.5 (37.8 – 79.7)

TfR (mg/L)1

6.0 ± 1.3

5.9 ± 1.1

6.2 ± 1.4

Body iron (mg/kg)1

6.0 ± 2.3

6.6 ± 1.9

6.3 ± 2.7

SF < 12 μg/L (%)

1.4

0

1.4

TfR > 8.5 mg/L (%)

2.8

1.3

5.5


1 Mean ± SD

2 Geometric mean (25 and 75 percentile)

Fe + MEB: Iron-fortified noodles and mebendazole

Fe tablet + MEB: Iron supplementation and mebendazole

MEB: Mebendazole

Thi Le et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:32   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-32

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