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Table 2 Description by nutritional support: comparison of the main characteristics at inclusion and follow-up data, WADANUT study, 2014-2016, N=326

From: Assessment of dietary diversity and nutritional support for children living with HIV in the IeDEA pediatric West African cohort: a non-comparative, feasibility study

Characteristics by nutritional support Counseling
N=234
FBF
N=63
RUTF
N=29
 
At inclusion N % N % N % p-value*
Age groups        <0.001
 0-2 years 13 5.6 3 4.8 11 37.9  
 2-10 years 221 94.4 60 95.2 18 62.1  
Sex        0.715
 Girls 109 46.6 33 52.4 14 48.3  
 Boys 125 53.4 30 47.6 15 51.7  
Country        0.109
 Benin 64 27.4 16 25.4 11 37.9  
 Côte d’Ivoire 107 45.7 35 55.6 16 55.2  
 Togo 63 26.9 12 19.0 2 6.9  
Immunodeficiency by agea        <0.001
 No 133 56.8 36 57.1 7 24.1  
 Moderate 32 13.7 2 3.2 5 17.2  
 Severe 29 12.4 14 22.2 12 41.4  
 Missing 40 17.1 11 17.5 5 17.2  
Stunting        <0.001
 Yes (HAZ<-2 SD) 33 14.1 39 61.9 22 75.9  
 No (HAZ≥-2 SD) 201 85.9 24 38.1 7 24.1  
Follow-up
 Median time of follow-up (IQR) 4.9 (3.0-5.7) 4.6 (2.8-6.1) 4.3 (3.1-5.4)  
 Mean weight gain (kg) at last visit (sd) 0.97 (1.42) 1.38 (1.66) 1.87 (1.65)  
 Mean WAZ gain at last visit (sd) 0.07 (0.45) 0.38 (0.77) 0.97 (1.24)  
 Mean WHZ/BAZ gain at last visit (sd) 0.07 (0.74) 0.37 (0.72) 1.15 (1.69)  
  1. WAZ Weight-for-Age Z-score, WHZ/BAZ Weight-for-Height/BMI-for-Age Z-score, HAZ Height-for-Age Z-score, FBF Fortified Blended Flours group, RUTF Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food group
  2. * Chi-square or Fisher’s exact test
  3. a WHO guidelines 2006