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Table 3 Child growth and development outcomes in home visiting (HV) and standard care (SC) groups over time

From: Home visits by community health workers in rural South Africa have a limited, but important impact on maternal and child health in the first two years of life

  Group 0 3 6 9 12 24
Low birth weight SC 26%
HV 22%
Stunting (HAZ < -2 SD) SC 7% 3% 7% 7% 7% 7%
HV 7% 4% 4% 6% 10% 9%
Severe low-weight for age (WAZ < -2 SD) SC 11% 5% 7% 2% 4% 4%
HV 7% 3% 2% 5% 4% 2%
Wasting (WHZ < -2 SD) SC 19% 10% 5% 4% 0% 3%
HV 16% 9% 4% 1% 3% 5%
Mean WHO development score (SD) SC 1.20 (0.41) 1.98 (0.13) 1.94 (0.30) 1.98 (0.22)
HV 1.36 (0.50) 1.97 (0.17) 1.96 (0.19) 2.00 (0.00)