Table 3

Baseline characteristics of children whose families were interviewed at long-term follow-up compared with those not interviewed. Including children who died after the original trial period (4 weeks postpartum) but excluding stillbirths and neonatal deaths.

InterviewNo interviewp Value
Allocation to intervention in original trial2181/4414 (49%)667/1607 (42%)<0.001
Household appliance score: none of assets on list2354/4413 (53%)865/1606 (54%)0.062
Household appliance score: clock, radio, iron, bike1468/4413 (33%)559/1606 (35%)
Household appliance score: most expensive assets252/4413 (6%)64/1606 (4%)
Median maternal age, years (IQR)26.2 (22.7–31.8) n=441425.4 (22.4–30.9) n=1607<0.001
Mother cohabited<16 years old1048/4221 (25%)391/1484 (26%)0.246
Mother illiterate2907/4221 (69%)1018/1484 (69%)0.846
Maternal underweight489/4177 (12%)178/1480 (12%)0.743
Facility birth173/4414 (4%)71/1607 (4%)0.385
Skilled birth attendant111/4241 (3%)52/1540 (3%)0.123
Male gender2276/4414 (52%)855/1607 (53%)0.259
Preterm (<36 weeks)51/4414 (1%)35/1607 (2%)0.003
Infant size ‘very small’130/4414 (3%)57/1607 (4%)0.234
Supplemental feeds in neonatal period260/4406 (6%)132/1603 (8%)0.001
Mean weight in grams at 1 month (SD)4264 (908) n=38254220 (914) n=13490.124
Any illness in neonatal period1611/4414 (37%)639/1607 (40%)0.020