TABLE 4.

Growth Parameters

Group DM (n = 78)Group PF (n = 88)Group MM (n = 70)Group DM Versus Group PF, PGroup MM Versus Combined Groups DM and PF, P
Weight gain for entire study, g/kg per d17.1 ± 5.020.1 ± 6.718.8 ± 5.8.001*
Weight gain from 150 mL/kg per d to end of study, g/kg per d18.1 ± 5.120.7 ± 7.119.7 ± 5.9.011
Head circumference increment for entire study, cm/wk0.9 ± 0.90.9 ± 0.80.8 ± 0.5.91.42
Head circumference increment from 150 mL/kg per d to end of study, cm/wk0.9 ± 0.50.9 ± 0.50.7 ± 0.5.68.13
Length increment for entire study, cm/wk1.2 ± 0.81.0 ± 1.00.6 ± 0.4.59.03
Length increment from 150 mL/kg per d to end of study, cm/wk1.0 ± 0.41.3 ± 0.90.6 ± 0.4.29.03
  • Values are mean ± SD.

  • * Group MM versus group DM versus group PF: P = .005; group MM versus group PF: P = .19; group MM versus group DM: P = .07.

  • Group MM versus group DM versus group PF: P = .03; group MM versus group PF: P = .36; group MM versus group DM: P = .10.