Table 1

Baseline characteristics for observations of children (aged 9–17 months) included in the analyses by vaccination group

DTP<MVDTP=MVDTP>MVDTP, no MVNo DTP, no MVP value
Numbers (%)1590 (27)1491 (25)493 (8)1816 (31)547 (9)
Sex0.29
 Male (%)834 (52)729 (49)255 (52)931 (51)290 (53)
 Female (%)756 (48)762 (51)238 (48)885 (49)257 (47)
Median age in months at start of follow-up (IQR)14.0 (11.8–15.9)13.8 (11.9–16.0)15.3 (13.6–16.8)11.4 (10.0–13.5)12.0 (10.4–14.7)<0.0001
MUAC z-score at start of follow-up−0.93 (1.09)−1.09 (1.05)−1.16 (1.08)−1.09 (1.13)−1.13 (1.13)<0.0001
Region<0.0001
 Oio303 (19)337 (23)87 (18)413 (23)167 (31)
 Biombo405 (25)283 (19)108 (22)386 (21)147 (27)
 Gabu158 (10)484 (32)184 (37)437 (24)87 (16)
 Cacheu353 (22)125 (8)37 (8)226 (12)46 (8)
 Bafata371 (23)262 (18)77 (16)354 (19)100 (18)
Ethnicity<0.0001
 Balanta220 (14)179 (12)38 (8)323 (18)177 (33)
 Pepel338 (21)228 (16)98 (20)316 (18)137 (25)
 Fula/Mandinca703 (45)921 (63)296 (61)950 (53)183 (34)
 Manjaco106 (7)44 (3)9 (2)81 (4)25 (5)
 Other208 (13)96 (7)45 (9)134 (7)18 (3)
Median maternal age in years (IQR)25.6 (20.6–30.8)26 (21.2–30.6)25.9 (21.3–31)26.2 (20.8–30.9)26.8 (21.3–31.5)0.05
Education of caretaker (in years)<0.0001
 01290 (81)1302 (87)426 (86)1562 (86)485 (89)
 1–4198 (12)143 (10)52 (11)179 (10)44 (8)
 >477 (5)15 (1)6 (1)45 (2)3 (1)
Time since MV/time since DTP after MV in days105 (52–169)85 (38–154)66 (30–108)161 (98–238)N/A<0.0001
  • Five hundred three observations with missing MUAC; 64 observations with missing information on ethnicity; 63 observations with missing information on maternal age; 110 observations with missing information on education of caretaker.

  • MUAC, mid-upper arm circumference; N/A, not available.