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Table 2 Clinical Characteristics of Patients on Admission

From: Controlled, double-blind, randomized clinical trial to evaluate the impact of fruit juice consumption on the evolution of infants with acute diarrhea

  Apple Juice n = 30 White Grape Juice n = 30 Water* n= 30
  χ SD χ SD χ SD
Age (months) 10.27 4.75 10.27 4.14 11.09 4.00
Diarrhea Duration (hr) 56.37 33.90 64.17 38.95 53.47 33.35
Fever Duration (hr) 37.77 33.46 47.11 49.62 41.04 38.11
Vomiting (h) 41.57 35.45 46.97 39.54 44.33 31.44
Breastfeeding 13 (n) 43.3% 16 (n) 53.3% 09 (n) 30.0 %
Well Nourished 16 (n) 53.3% 15 (n) 50.0% 14 (n) 46.6%
Nutritional Risk** 08(n) 26.6% 10(n) 33.3% 15(n) 50.0%
Mild Malnutrition 03 (n) 10.0% 05(n) 16.6% 01(n) 3.4%
Moderate/Severe Malnutrition 03(n) 10.0% 00(n) 0.0% 00(n) 0.0%
  1. There were no statistically significant differences among groups, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) p > 0.05. Fever was considered above 37.5 C temperature. Nutritional risk indicated body weight deficit < 1 SD, Mild malnutrition < 2 SD and Moderate/Severe Malnutrition > 2 SD.
  2. n = number of patients and % of patients in each category.
  3. *Colored/flavored to resemble juice