Table 1

Differences between VAD and non-VAD groups.

Non-VAD group (n = 89)

VAD group (n = 11)

P


Age (mo.)*

38.8 ± 9.7

40.4 ± 9.6

0.58

Gender

Boys 60%, Girls 40%

Boys 45%, Girls 55%

0.27††

Weight (kg)*

14.1 ± 2.7

13.7 ± 1.8

0.65

Weight-for-age z-score

-0.4 ± 1.4

-0.6 ± 1.3

0.59††

Height (cm)*

90.0 ± 9.2

94.1 ± 4.1

0.19

Height-for age z-score

-1.0 ± 1.5

-1.0 ± 1.5

0.78††

Birth weight (g)*

3267 ± 1307

3127 ± 734

0.58

Birth length (cm)*

50.3 ± 2.7

49.5 ± 2.1

0.56

Duration of breast feeding (mo.)*

14.2 ± 9.5

13.0 ± 7.2

0.80††

Age of onset of solid food (mo.)*

6.5 ± 3.1

7.5 ± 6.1

0.76††

Percentage of vitamin use

81.3%

85.7%

0.30††

Percentage of infections

51.4%

64.3%

0.30††


* Mean ± standard deviation, Student's t test, † † Mann-Whitney test

Tansuğ et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:34   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-34

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