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:10.1186/1475-2891-4-23

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