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TABLE 3

Effect of the Intervention on Child 7-d Morbidity Symptoms in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Eggs in Ecuador

BaselineEnd PointPRPR
Control (n = 82)Egg (n = 78)Control (n = 73)Egg (n = 75)UnadjustedAdjusteda
β (95% CI)Pβ (95% CI)P
Fever 29 (35%) 27 (35%) 18 (24%) 24 (32%) 1.33 (0.79–2.25) .28 1.44 (0.86–2.42) .17 
Respiratory conditions         
 Difficulty breathing 21 (26%) 25 (32%) 7 (10%) 6 (8%) .86 (0.30–2.44) .77 1.05 (0.32–3.39) .94 
 Cough 34 (42%) 40 (51%) 24 (32%) 29 (39%) 1.21 (0.78–1.87) .40 1.25 (0.94–1.39) .33 
 Congestion 35 (43%) 37 (47%) 18 (24%) 31 (42%) 1.72 (1.06–2.80) .40 1.61 (0.98–2.62) .06 
Acute diarrhea 12 (15%) 20 (26%) 11 (15%) 23 (31%) 2.09 (1.10–3.98) .03 1.97 (0.99–3.89) .05 
Skin conditions         
 Rash 31 (38%) 21 (27%) 17 (23%) 10 (14%) .59 (0.29–1.20) .15 .61 (0.29–1.26) .18 
 Bruises, scraps, cuts 14 (17%) 13 (17%) 11 (15%) 6 (8%) .55 (0.21–1.40) .21 .47 (0.19–1.16) .10 
Toothache and/or teething 9 (11%) 9 (12%) 8 (11%) 5 (7%) .63 (0.21–1.83) .39 .64 (0.22–1.84) .41 
BaselineEnd PointPRPR
Control (n = 82)Egg (n = 78)Control (n = 73)Egg (n = 75)UnadjustedAdjusteda
β (95% CI)Pβ (95% CI)P
Fever 29 (35%) 27 (35%) 18 (24%) 24 (32%) 1.33 (0.79–2.25) .28 1.44 (0.86–2.42) .17 
Respiratory conditions         
 Difficulty breathing 21 (26%) 25 (32%) 7 (10%) 6 (8%) .86 (0.30–2.44) .77 1.05 (0.32–3.39) .94 
 Cough 34 (42%) 40 (51%) 24 (32%) 29 (39%) 1.21 (0.78–1.87) .40 1.25 (0.94–1.39) .33 
 Congestion 35 (43%) 37 (47%) 18 (24%) 31 (42%) 1.72 (1.06–2.80) .40 1.61 (0.98–2.62) .06 
Acute diarrhea 12 (15%) 20 (26%) 11 (15%) 23 (31%) 2.09 (1.10–3.98) .03 1.97 (0.99–3.89) .05 
Skin conditions         
 Rash 31 (38%) 21 (27%) 17 (23%) 10 (14%) .59 (0.29–1.20) .15 .61 (0.29–1.26) .18 
 Bruises, scraps, cuts 14 (17%) 13 (17%) 11 (15%) 6 (8%) .55 (0.21–1.40) .21 .47 (0.19–1.16) .10 
Toothache and/or teething 9 (11%) 9 (12%) 8 (11%) 5 (7%) .63 (0.21–1.83) .39 .64 (0.22–1.84) .41 

Table shows results for baseline and end-point prevalence (no. [%] of morbidity) symptoms by weekly recall and GLM modeling with robust Poisson.

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Adjusted for child age, sex of the child, and baseline morbidity symptoms for the same dependent variable.

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