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Table 4 Self-reported Epi-E consumption by participants during 2-week home trial period

From: Acceptability and utilization of a lipid-based nutrient supplement formulated for pregnant women in rural Niger: a multi-methods study

  June 2014 (Ramadan) September 2014 (non-Ramadan)
No. of participants, (n) 25 23
Sachet utilization at home during 2-week trial period
 No. of sachets received at start of trial period, (n) 16 14
 No. of total sachets consumed by participant, Mean (SD) 14.0 (0.3) 14.0 (0.2)
 No. of sachets consumed by participant per day, Mean (SD) 1.7 (0.5) 1.1 (0.3)
 No. of sachets consumed by others, Mean (SD) 2.0 (0.3) 0.0 (0.2)
 Any sachets sold or traded, n (%) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Usual amount of Epi-E eaten each time consumed, n (%)
 Half sachet 18 (72.0) 2 (8.7)
 Full sachet 7 (28.0) 20 (87.0)
 More than a full sachet 0 (0.0) 1 (4.3)
Time(s) of day consumed Epi-Ea, n (%)
 Morning 21 (84.0) 18 (60.0)
 Midday or Afternoon 2 (8.0) 12 (40.0)
 Dinner or Evening 19 (76.0) 0 (0.0)
How usually consumed Epi-E, n (%)
 Mixed with food 1 (4.0) 0 (0.0)
 Directly from sachet 24 (96.0) 23 (100.0)
  1. aThe ‘times of day consumed Epi-E’ was calculated as the sum of total reported feeding episodes