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Table 2 Nutritional variables of the study participants

From: The effects of Taurine supplementation on inflammatory markers and clinical outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury: a double-blind randomized controlled trial

Variable Taurine (n = 16) Control (n = 16) p-value*
Energy intake (kcal/day) 1503.67 ± 111.04 1485.58 ± 136.28 0.68
The ratio of energy intake to the calculated energy requirement by formula (%) 85.55 ± 6.95 83.58 ± 10.09 0.53
Time to reach goal nutrition (day) 3 (3,4) 3 (3,4) 0.88
Weight
 Day 1 73.70 ± 13.06 75.96 ± 8.63 0.57
 Day 14 68.9 ± 12.66 70.35 ± 8.24 0.70
 Changes (1,14) −4.80 ± 0.93 −5.61 ± 1.09 0.03
p-value¥ 0.0001 0.0001  
NUTRIC score
 Day 1 2.5 (2,3) 2 (2,3) 0.87
 Day 14 2 (1,2) 2 (1,2) 0.36
 Changes (1,14) −1(−2, −0.25) −0.5(−1.75, 0.00) 0.40
p-value¥ 0.01 0.11  
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD, median (IQR). Mann-Whitney U test was used for NUTRIC score and time to reach goal nutrition. Independent Samples T test for others. A group comparison was made using a paired-samples t-test for weight; this was made by Wilcoxon for the others. *p-value for comparison between groups; ¥ p-value for comparison within the group.