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Table 2 Basal characteristics of groups and secondary outcomes

From: Probiotics in the treatment of acute rotavirus diarrhoea. A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial using two different probiotic preparations in Bolivian children

  GC Group
n= 20
GARLB Group
n = 23
GB Group
n = 21
P value
Boys (%) 9 (45) 15 (65) 12 (57) 0.40*
Age, months (IQR) 11 (8.5) 6 (5) 8 (7) 0.08
Weight, gr. (IQR) 7775 (1769.5) 7652.5 (2765) 7800 (2115) 0.92
Duration(IQR) of diarrhoea before treatment (hours) 48 (24) 72 (36) 48 (48) 0.17
Median hours of hospitalization (IQR) 89.5 (117) 72 (36) 60 (41) 0.31
N° (%) of children with fever 19 (95) 21 (91) 18 (86) 0.59*
Median (IQR) duration of fever (hours) 67 (60) 48 (36) 18 (53) 0.0042
N° (%) of children vomiting 13 (65) 10 (43.5) 11 (52.4) 0.37*
Median (IQR) duration of vomiting (hours) 42.5 (69.5) 0 (25) 4 (44) 0.041
  1. Patients' characteristics on admission. Duration of hospitalization, of fever and of vomiting after treatment.
  2. IQR= Intercuartile Range
  3. * Chi square test
  4. † Kruskall - Wallis test
  5. ₤ Kruskall - Wallis test, adjusted p value, median comparison between GC and GB groups.
  6. ‡ Kruskall - Wallis test, adjusted p value, median comparison between GC and GARLB groups.