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Published online 2008 January 8. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39416.646250.AE

Table 1

 Baseline characteristics of study children. Values are mean (SD) unless stated otherwise

CharacteristicsZinc (n=90)Control (n=89)P value
Age (months)81.5 (36.5)83.0 (36.5)0.790
Sex (No male/No female)62/2851/380.108
Weight (kg)17.3 (6.1)16.7 (5.1)0.472
Weight for age median (% of NCHS median)74.9 (11.1)71.7 (8.9)0.033
Height (cm)109 (17.1)107 (20.3)0.548
Body mass index17.5 (6.2)16.7 (5.1)0.363
Duration of diarrhoea before admission (hours)10.5 (5.8)10.0 (5.3)0.564
Stool volume during four hours of observation (ml)767 (423)774 (468)0.912
Time for rehydration (hours)4.7 (0.86)4.8 (0.91)0.429
Dehydration status:
 No (%) severe85 (94)78 (88)0.111
 No (%) some5 (6)11 (12)

NCHS=National Centre for Health and Statistics.