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Table 9 Comparison of point coverage estimator for severe acute malnutrition treatment programsa in health zones where mothers or community health workers performed malnutrition screening, Mirriah District, Niger between June 2013 and April 2014

From: Mothers screening for malnutrition by mid-upper arm circumference is non-inferior to community health workers: results from a large-scale pragmatic trial in rural Niger

  June 2013 Aug 2013 Dec 2013 April 2014
Mothers Zone 76/258 (29.46 %) 130/325 (40.00 %) 48/168 (28.57 %) 26/74 (35.14 %)
Community Health Workers Zone 54/190 (28.42 %) 44/92 (47.83 %) 23/102 (22.55 %) 11/34 (32.35 %)
Risk Difference [95%CI] 1.04 % [−7.45 %; 9.53 %] −7.83 % [−19.34 %; 3.68 %] 6.02 % [−4.58 %; 16.63 %] 2.78 % [−16.34 %; 21.90 %]
p-value 0.8938b 0.2214b 0.3435b 0.9484b
  1. aCriteria for inclusion: children between 6 and 59 months of age, residing in the zone for at least three months with mid-upper arm circumference <115 mm and/or presence of bilateral edema
  2. bTwo-tailed p-value for Yates corrected chi-square test (point coverage in Mothers Zone and point coverage in Community Health Workers Zone.)