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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the women, by antenatal supplementation group

From: Thymic size is increased by infancy, but not pregnancy, nutritional supplementation in rural Gambian children: a randomized clinical trial

Maternal group FeFol MMN PE+FeFol PE+MMN
N 219 219 218 219
Maternal age (years) 29.3 (6.74) 30.4 (6.67) 29.0 (6.47) 29.9 (6.84)
Maternal education (years completed)a 1.34 (3.06) 2.03 (3.78) 1.52 (3.42) 1.31 (2.97)
Gestational age at booking (weeks) 13.8 (3.39) 13.7 (3.36) 13.6 (3.36) 13.4 (3.16)
Parity 4.30 (2.72) 3.81 (2.62) 3.95 (2.72) 4.34 (2.75)
Proportion of nulliparous women (%) 10.2 12.5 11.7 7.5
Weight (kg) 55.0 (9.0) 55.4 (9.83) 56.0 (9.29) 55.7 (10.7)
Height (cm) 161.6 (6.21) 162.1 (5.73) 161.9 (5.58) 161.6 (5.91)
BMI (kg/m2) 21.0 (3.23) 21.1 (3.76) 21.4 (3.30) 21.3 (3.59)
Proportion of women with BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 18.3 21.9 16.5 17.4
Proportion of women with BMI > 25 kg/m2 8.7 11.9 12.8 10.5
Haemoglobin (g/dL) 11.4 (1.40) 11.4 (1.33) 11.2 (1.39) 11.4 (1.33)
Proportion of women with haemoglobin < 11 g/dL 36.5 36.2 39.5 39.1
  1. Abbreviations: FeFol iron-folic acid, MMN multiple micronutrients, PE protein energy, BMI body mass index
  2. aMean of sum of years at Koranic or English Medium school