Table 2

 Effect of intervention on infant outcomes at 6-month follow-up*

VariableHome visitingControl groupRR (95% CI)
(n = 68)(n = 63)
NA, not applicable.
*Based on the maternal report 6 months after birth.
†Includes the following: squint, shallow hip socket and birthmark, dilated renal pelvis, hearing problems, fistula on neck and milk intolerance, cleft palate and epilepsy, and kidney problems.
Proportion that continued breast feeding for at least 6 months, % (n)55.2 (48)44.5 (39)1.22 (0.85 to 1.75)
Proportion with disabilities, % (n)†9.7 (6)1.7 (1)3.53 (0.57 to 21.85)
Proportion introduced to solids before 12 weeks, % (n)13.5 (9)17.5 (11)0.85 (0.51 to 1.43)
Proportion of admissions of baby to hospital since birth, % (n)8.1 (5)14.3 (8)1.38 (0.68 to 2.8)
Median days stayed in hospital, mean (SD)3 (8.7)4.0 (1.1)NA
Proportion of immunisations during the past 6 months, % (n)98.3 (58)100 (59)NA