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Table 3 Characteristics of study participants

From: Impact of Spirulina corn soy blend on Iron deficient children aged 6–23 months in Ndhiwa Sub-County Kenya: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics SCSB N = 80 CSB N = 80 Placebo N = 80
Age of children month (Mean SD) 14.1 (5.0) 14.9 (5.2) 14.6 (4.9)
Sex: n (%) Male 43 (53.7) 34 (42.5) 33 (41.3)
Female 37 (46.3) 46 (57.5) 47 (58.7)
Birth order n(%) First born 15 (18.7) 17 (21.3) 18 (22.5)
Other 65 (81.3) 63 (78.7) 62 (77.5)
WHZ: Mean (SD) −2.1 (0.5) −2.3 (0.4) −2.2 (0.5)
WAZ: Mean (SD) −2.2 (0.3) − 2.3 (0.6) − 2.3 (0.3)
MUAC: Mean (SD) 122.9 (0.3) 122.6 (0.2) 122.8 (0.2)
RBP status: mean (SD) 0.046 (0.1) 0.051 (0.1) 0.050 (0.1)
Breast feeding status: n(%) BF 49 (39.2) 55 (44.0) 50 (20.0)
Not BF 3 1 (24.8) 25 (20.0) 30 (24.0
Age of caregiver: Mean (SD) 28.7 (8.6) 27.7 (9.1) 29.9 (11.3)
Sex: n(%) male 5 (6.2) 11 (13.7) 12 (15.0)
Female 75 (93.8) 69 (86.3) 68 (85.0)
Marital status: n(%) Married 71 (89.9) 70 (87.5) 68 (85.0)
Others 9 (11.1) 10 (12.5) 12 (15.0)
House hold size: mean (SD) 12 (2.6) 10 (3.8) 12 (2.9)
Number of U5s: Mean (SD) 3 (1.0) 4 (1.9) 3 (1.3)
Relationship to child: n(%) Own child 76 (95.0) 7 1 (89.7) 73 (9 1.3)
Other 4 (5.0) 9 (11.3) 7 (8.8)
Education level n(%) No education 15 (19.0) 8 (10.5) 19 (22.4)
Primary 42 (53.2) 46 (58.1) 40 (52.9)
Secondary 18 (22.8) 20 (26.3) 17 (20.0)
Mid level college 4 (3.8) 4 (3.8) 3 (3.5)
Graduate 1 (1.2) 2 (1.3) 1 (1.2)
Occupation n(%) Waged labor 2 (2.5) 3 (3.9) 2 (2.4)
Self employed 44 (55.6) 46 (20.2) 45 (57.8)
Not employed 34 (41.9) 3 1 (40.8) 33 (39.8)
  1. aAge for children expressed in months
  2. bAge for care givers expressed in years