Table 2

Mean data and reported versus computed significance levels from Report C [7]

Illness Episodes

Antibiotic Days

Infection Days (mNDI)


Placebo Group (n = 18)

6.5 ± 1.0

58 ± 5

29 ± 4

Supplement Group (n = 18)

4.0 ± 0.7

27 ± 4

14 ± 2


Reported p values

> 0.05

< 0.02

< 0.03

Computed p values

— Assuming "SD" = SD

< 0.000000001

< 0.00000000000001

< 0.0000000000001

— Assuming "SD" = SE

< 0.025

< 0.00001

< 0.001


Data are shown as mean ± SD. P values are the reported significance levels for statistical tests of the differences between placebo and supplement groups.

Sternberg and Roberts Nutrition Journal 2006 5:30   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-30

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