Table 2

Anthropometric indices at 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 months of age by maternal antenatal supplement group (n=1017)

Children with data (n, %)Daily IFA*Twice-weekly IFA*Twice-weekly MMN*
6 months
 Length-for-age z-score1046 (89.3)−0.52 [0.9]−0.65 [0.9]−0.56 [1.0]
 Weight-for-age z-score1049 (89.6)−0.09 [1.0]−0.12 [1.0]−0.11 [3.9]
 Weight-for-height z-score1046 (89.3)0.36 [1.0]0.44 [1.02]0.38 [1.02]
 Wasting1046 (89.3)5 (1.4)3 (0.8)7 (2.1)
 Underweight1049 (89.6)10 (2.9)14 (3.9)11 (3.3)
 Stunted1046 (89.3)23 (6.6)22 (6.1)22 (6.6)
12 months
 Length-for-age z-score1021 (87.2)−0.69 [1.0]−0.75 [0.9]−0.77 [1.0]
 Weight-for-age z-score1021 (87.2)−0.39 [1.0]−0.51 [0.9]−0.46 [1.0]
 Weight-for-height z-score1020 (87.1)−0.11 [1.0]−0.22 [0.9]−0.13 [1.0]
 Wasting1020 (87.1)7 (2.1)8 (2.2)5 (1.5)
 Underweight1021 (87.2)17 (5.0)19 (5.3)20 (6.2)
 Stunted1021 (87.2)29 (8.6)31 (8.6)34 (10.5)
18 months
 Length-for-age z-score1032 (88.1)−0.92 [1.1]−1.05 [0.9]−1.01 [1.0]
 Weight-for-age z-score1037 (88.6)−0.43 [1.1]−0.55 [0.9]−0.51 [1.0]
 Weight-for-height z-score1032 (88.1)0.01 [1.0]−0.07 [0.9]−0.03 [0.9]
 Wasting1032 (88.1)5 (1.5)4 (1.1)3 (0.9)
 Underweight1037 (88.6)21 (6.1)15 (4.2)21 (6.3)
 Stunted1032 (88.1)51 (14.9)58 (16.2)50 (15.1)
24 months
 Length-for-age z-score909 (77.6)−0.98 [1.0]−1.05 [0.91]−1.05 [0.9]
 Weight-for-age z-score909 (77.6)−0.62 [1.0]−0.68 [0.89]−0.64 [0.9]
 Weight-for-height z-score909 (77.6)−0.18 [1.0]−0.20 [0.87]−0.14 [0.8]
 Wasting909 (77.6)6 (1.9)6 (1.9)5 (1.7)
 Underweight909 (77.6)25 (8.1)18 (5.7)20 (6.9)
 Stunted909 (77.6)43 (13.9)46 (14.7)43 (15.0)
30 months
 Height-for-age z-score1025 (87.5)−1.03 [0.9]−1.17 [0.9]−1.15 [0.9]
 Weight-for-age z-score1024 (87.4)−0.56 [0.9]−0.73 [0.9]−0.65 [1.0]
 Weight-for-height z-score1024 (87.4)−0.02 [0.9]−0.16 [0.8]−0.01 [0.9]
 Wasting1024 (87.4)3 (0.9)5 (1.4)4 (1.2)
 Underweight1024 (87.4)15 (4.4)25 (7.0)25 (7.6)
 Stunted1025 (87.5)52 (15.3)60 (16.9)55 (16.7)
36 months
 Height-for-age z-score1017 (86.8)−1.04 [0.9]−1.21 [0.84]−1.19 [0.92]
 Weight-for-age z-score1017 (86.8)−0.53 [0.9]−0.71 [0.84]−0.66 [0.95]
 Weight-for-height z-score1017 (86.8)−0.05 [0.9]−0.07 [0.82]−0.01 [0.88]
 Wasting1017 (86.6)1 (0.3)5 (1.4)4 (1.2)
 Underweight1017 (86.6)17 (5.1)22 (6.2)23 (7.0)
 Stunted1017 (86.6)55 (16.4)60 (17.0)58 (17.7)
  • *Data are mean [SD] or number (%).

  • IFA, iron-folic acid; MMN, multiple micronutrients.