Table 5

Comparison of morbidity patterns of the test and control groups during follow up; results are mean (95% confidence interval)

Test groupControl group
*Statistically significant (p<0.01).
ARI, acute respiratory infection; VAD, vitamin A deficiency.
Number of diarrhoeal episodes (cumulative)0.10 (0.005 to 0.105), n = 151.61 (1.31 to 1.64)*, n = 240
Diarrhoea duration (days)0.96 (0.91 to 1.01)2.38 (2.18 to 2.58)*
Number of episodes of ARI (cumulative)0.34 (0.32 to 0.36), n = 512.55 (2.35 to 2.75)*, n = 380
ARI duration (days)2.90 (2.70 to 3.10)5.61 (5.11 to 6.11)*
Number of episodes of febrile illness (cumulative)0.20 (0.192 to 0.208), n = 300.34 (0.32 to 0.36)*, n = 51
Number of infants with measles infection0.006 (0.005 to 0.007), n = 10.05 (0.043 to 0.057)*, n = 7
Number of infants with VAD0.00 (0.00 to 0.00), n = 00.04 (0.039 to 0.041)*, n = 6
Number of episodes of ear infection (cumulative)0.01 (0.002 to 0.018), n = 20.01 (0.003 to 0.017), n = 2