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Table 4 Magnitude of change in Hct status of the children

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

Indicators
Hct Study group
Mean Baseline mean End line mean
ANOVA(1 SE)
Magnitude of change P-value
SCSB 0.646 ± 0.1 4.126 ± 0.31 19.067 (0.2) 0.001*
CSB 0.691 ± 0.1 1.241 ± 0.14 8.12 (0.4) 0.410
Placebo 0.650 ± 0.1 0.181 ± 0.33 -12.9 (0.4) 0.656
  Baseline End line DID (95% CI) P-value
  difference Difference   
Mean of SCSB minus mean of CSB −0.005 2.885 3.775 0.001*
Mean of SCSB minus mean of Placebo −0.004 3.945 4.835 0.0001*
Mean of CSB minus mean of placebo 0.001 1.06 0.106 0.088
   RR(95%CI) Z statistics P-value
SCSB n = 4 Vs CSB n = 55   3.15 (1.91–2.07) 8.12 0.002*
SCSB n = 4 Vs placebo n = 64   4.07 (3.63–3.76) 12.45 0.0001*
CSB n = 55 Vs placebo n = 64   1.77 (1.68–1.76) 4.61 0.182
Placebo n = 64 (86.5%)   1   
   X2-Log-rank (95%CI)   P-value
SCSB Vs CSB   0.978 (0.954–1.033)   0.001*
SCSB Vs placebo   0.971 (0.943–0.984)   0.0001*
CSB Vs Placebo   1.901 (0.881–0.933)   0.701
Placebo   1   
   Mean recovery time in days (CI)   P-value
SCSBVs CSB   8 (7–12)   0.002*
SCSB Vs placebo   19 (20–23)   0.001*
CSB Vs Placebo   33 (31–35)   0.002*
Placebo   1   
  1. a 1SE: Type 1 Standard Error
  2. b *: Significant at P < 0.05