Table 2

Basal characteristics of groups and secondary outcomes

GC Group

n= 20

GARLB Group

n = 23

GB Group

n = 21

P value


Boys (%)

9 (45)

15 (65)

12 (57)

0.40*


Age, months (IQR)

11 (8.5)

6 (5)

8 (7)

0.08


Weight, gr. (IQR)

7775 (1769.5)

7652.5 (2765)

7800 (2115)

0.92


Duration(IQR) of diarrhoea before treatment (hours)

48 (24)

72 (36)

48 (48)

0.17


Median hours of hospitalization (IQR)

89.5 (117)

72 (36)

60 (41)

0.31


N° (%) of children with fever

19 (95)

21 (91)

18 (86)

0.59*


Median (IQR) duration of fever (hours)

67 (60)

48 (36)

18 (53)

0.0042


N° (%) of children vomiting

13 (65)

10 (43.5)

11 (52.4)

0.37*


Median (IQR) duration of vomiting (hours)

42.5 (69.5)

0 (25)

4 (44)

0.041


Patients' characteristics on admission. Duration of hospitalization, of fever and of vomiting after treatment.

IQR= Intercuartile Range

* Chi square test

† Kruskall - Wallis test

₤ Kruskall - Wallis test, adjusted p value, median comparison between GC and GB groups.

‡ Kruskall - Wallis test, adjusted p value, median comparison between GC and GARLB groups.

Grandy et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:253   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-253

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