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Table 4 Health Centre treatment courses prescribed to pregnant and non-pregnant cohorts by trial arm from enrolment to ANC1 (pregnant) or FIN (non-pregnant)

From: Effects of long-term weekly iron and folic acid supplementation on lower genital tract infection – a double blind, randomised controlled trial in Burkina Faso

Treatment Number of treatments Mean treatments per person Mean treatments per 50 visitsa Incidence ratiob (95% CI) P value
Iron Control Iron Control Iron Control   
Pregnant    n = 163 n = 152 Visits = 6907 Visits = 6235   
 Antibiotics 92 73 0.564 0.480 0.666 0.585 1.14 (0.84–1.55) 0.411
 Anti-fungalsc 16 15 0.098 0.099 0.116 0.120 0.96 (0.47–1.95) 0.916
 Analgesics 107 107 0.656 0.704 0.775 0.858 0.90 (0.69–1.18) 0.454
Non-pregnant   n = 426 n = 451 Visits =26473 Visits =27633   
 Antibiotics 331 284 0.777 0.630 0.625 0.514 1.22 (1.04–1.43) 0.015
 Anti-fungalsc 39 21 0.092 0.047 0.074 0.038 1.94 (1.14–3.30) 0.014
 Analgesics 481 421 1.129 0.933 0.908 0.762 1.19 (1.05–1.36) 0.008
  1. aMean number of visits: 42 in pregnant and 63 in non-pregnant
  2. bIncidence ratio was computed using Poisson regression with the number of visits as the exposure period
  3. cMore than 90% of vaginal pessaries prescribed for genital tract infections