Probability, plausibility, and adequacy evaluations of the Oriente Study demonstrate that supplementation improved child growth

  • Habicht J
  • Martorell R
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Abstract

This article presents evidence that the high-nutrient supplement in the Oriente study (Atole) improved child growth. The evidence is presented at 4 levels. There was a causal effect of the intervention on child length, as assessed by probability analyses of the randomized, controlled trial (P < 0.05). The plausibility analyses, which included an examination of wasting, showed that the nutritional impact was due to the Atole, especially in those who were

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Diet
  • *Dietary Supplements
  • Body Height/*drug effects
  • Central America
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diarrhea/diet therapy
  • Growth/*drug effects
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Probability
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Wasting Syndrome/*diet therapy

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Authors

  • J P Habicht

  • R Martorell

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