Table 2 

Clinical Characteristics of Patients on Admission 

Apple Juice n = 30 
White Grape Juice n = 30 
Water* n= 30 



χ 
SD 
χ 
SD 
χ 
SD 



Age (months) 
10.27 
4.75 
10.27 
4.14 
11.09 
4.00 
Diarrhea Duration (hr) 
56.37 
33.90 
64.17 
38.95 
53.47 
33.35 
Fever Duration (hr) 
37.77 
33.46 
47.11 
49.62 
41.04 
38.11 
Vomiting (h) 
41.57 
35.45 
46.97 
39.54 
44.33 
31.44 
Breastfeeding 
13 (n) 
43.3% 
16 (n) 
53.3% 
09 (n) 
30.0 % 
Well Nourished 
16 (n) 
53.3% 
15 (n) 
50.0% 
14 (n) 
46.6% 
Nutritional Risk** 
08(n) 
26.6% 
10(n) 
33.3% 
15(n) 
50.0% 
Mild Malnutrition 
03 (n) 
10.0% 
05(n) 
16.6% 
01(n) 
3.4% 
Moderate/Severe Malnutrition 
03(n) 
10.0% 
00(n) 
0.0% 
00(n) 
0.0% 


There were no statistically significant differences among groups, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) p > 0.05. Fever was considered above 37.5 C temperature. Nutritional risk indicated body weight deficit < 1 SD, Mild malnutrition < 2 SD and Moderate/Severe Malnutrition > 2 SD. n = number of patients and % of patients in each category. *Colored/flavored to resemble juice 

Valois et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:23 doi:10.1186/14752891423 