Table 4

Comparison of number of subjects (absolute and percentage) below cut off value (0.7 μmol/l) for deficient breastmilk and serum retinol

No (%) of mothers with deficient breastmilk retinolNo (%) of infants with deficient serum retinol
Test groupControl groupTest groupControl group
*Statistically significant (p<0.01).
Presupplementation (mother)15 (10.0)12 (8.0)
At delivery (infant)48 (32.0)52 (34.67)
Follow up (months)
10 (0)14 (9.40)*0 (0)22 (14.77)*
20 (0)21 (14.19)*0 (0)34 (22.97)*
31 (0.67)32 (22.07)*0 (0)53 (36.81)*
44 (2.74)41 (29.08)*2 (1.37)71 (51.82)*
512 (8.22)52 (37.14)*19 (13.01)78 (58.21)*
619 (13.01)71 (50.71)*32 (21.92)92 (68.66)*