TABLE 1.

Baseline Characteristics of Children Who Were Aged 6 to 30 Months and Enrolled in the Zinc and Placebo Groups*

CharacteristicZinc Group (n = 1228)Placebo Group (n = 1236)
Age (mo) at enrollment (mean [SD])15.6 (7.5)15.0 (7.5)
Male610 (49.7)679 (54.9)
Breastfed849 (69.1)861 (69.7)
24-h prevalence
 Cough369 (30.0)375 (30.3)
 Fever104 (8.5)91 (7.4)
 Fast breathing56 (4.6)54 (4.4)
 Reported diarrhea141 (11.5)153 (12.4)
Literate mother798 (65.1)785 (64.3)
Family income (Rupees) per year (median [IQR])36000 (24000,54000)36000 (24000,54000)
Weight (mean [SD])8.1 (1.6)8.0 (1.6)
Length/height (mean [SD])73.0 (7.1)72.4 (7.2)
  • IQR indicates interquartile range.

  • * All values are number (%) except those marked mean (SD) or median (IQR).