Table 4.

Growth Indices up to 12 Months of Corrected Age (% of Expected Average for Age), for Infants Receiving KMC and Traditional Care (Control)

Age (Months)Weight for Age (% of Expected Average Weight for Corrected Age)Height for Age (% of Expected Average Height for Corrected Age)Head Circumference* (% of Expected Average Head Circumference for Corrected Age)
KMCControlPValueKMCControlPValueKMCControlP Value
Term100.2100.1NS93.593.5NS100.2100NS
3110.8109.3NS93.894.0NS99.298.8NS
6102.5102.9NS93.893.4NS98.497.9.05
998.1102.3NS94.393.1.00398.497.3.000
1296.196.2NS94.193.4.02997.697.1.06
  • ANOVA-ANCOVA for repeated measures confirmed results from independent t test (not adjusted). NS indicates not significant.

  • *  Infants who did not undergo the scheduled control before 13 months of corrected age were excluded.