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Table 2 Infant characteristics at study entry

From: Growth and tolerance of infants fed formula supplemented with polydextrose (PDX) and/or galactooligosaccharides (GOS): double-blind, randomized, controlled trial

  Study Group
Control PDX/GOS GOS
Total number of participants 142 139 138
Number of males/females 80/62 79/60 82/56
males *    
Weight (g) 3784.1 ± 47.0 3798.9 ± 47.3 3648.4 ± 46.4†
Length (cm) 52.7 ± 0.2 53.0 ± 0.2 52.6 ± 0.2
Head circumference (cm) 36.4 ± 0.1 36.4 ± 0.1 36.2 ± 0.1
females *    
Weight (g) 3598.5 ± 53.9 3603.2 ± 54.8 3582.3 ± 56.7
Length (cm) 52.1 ± 0.2 52.2 ± 0.2 51.8 ± 0.3
Head circumference (cm) 35.7 ± 0.1 35.9 ± 0.1 35.6 ± 0.2
  1. * Mean ± standard error (SE).
  2. † Significantly lower vs. Control or PDX/GOS, P < 0.05.
Infant characteristics at study entry