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Table 2 Breastfeeding frequency and calorie intake (from all sources of feeding except breastfeeding) of children with severe acute malnutrition in the emollient vs. no-emollient groups, by age strata (n = 212)

From: Effect of topical applications of sunflower seed oil on systemic fatty acid levels in under-two children under rehabilitation for severe acute malnutrition in Bangladesh: a randomized controlled trial

Variables 2 to < 6 months p* 6 to 24 months p*
Emollient (n = 34) No emollient (n = 33) Emollient (n = 72) No emollient (n = 73)
Breastfeeding frequency (per day) (median, IQR) 5.60 (0.00, 10.10) 7.65 (0.00, 10.45) 0.478 7.90 (0.00, 9.20) 8.60 (5.30, 9.80) 0.153
Calorie intake (per kg body wt. per day) (median, IQR) 86.50 (77.60, 93.60) 80.40 (72.00, 86.70) 0.088 98.00 (82.10, 123.00) 100.10 (81.80, 115.80) 0.975
  1. *Mann Whitney U test