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Table 5 Comparison of white blood cells and platelets between study groups

From: Cow’s milk-based beverage consumption in 1- to 4-year-olds and allergic manifestations: an RCT

Variable Control median (IQRa) CMBB median (IQRa) p-value*
White Blood Cells, x106/mL
 Baseline 9.7 (7.5–11.4) 9.1 (7.3–11.6) 0.471
 Week 28 8.3 (7.2–10.6) 8.5 (7.2–10.1) 0.710
 Baseline to Week 28b −0.95 (0.2) −0.75 (0.2) 0.565
Neutrophils, %
 Baseline 41.0 (29.5–49.5) 36.4 (28.4–45.5) 0.069
 Week 28 38.8 (28.9–47.2) 37.2 (29.9–45.3) 0.371
 Baseline to Week 28b 0.25 (1.0) −0.57 (1.1) 0.578
Lymphocytes, %
 Baseline 45.7 (35.0–55.7) 50.9 (40.2–58.0) 0.028
 Week 28 47.1 (37.6–56.3) 48.3 (40.8–56.5) 0.230
 Baseline to Week 28b −0.26 (1.0) 0.99 (1.0) 0.390
Platelets, x106/mL
 Baseline 341 (286–401) 345.5 (301.5–400.5) 0.760
 Week 28 315 (266–369) 311 (263–367) 0.771
 Baseline to Week 28b −3.9 (0.77) −3.7 (.82) 0.837
  1. aIQR = 25–75 % interquartile range
  2. bChanges from baseline to study week 28 were analyzed using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), with baseline values as covariate; the values listed are adjusted mean (SE)
  3. *Kruskal-Wallis test was used for baseline and study week 28 values of all variables in this table