Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients

Enteral nutrition (n=21)Dietetic advice (n=8)p Value
Mean (SD) age (years)7.5 (4)8 (4)0.6
Mean (SD) z scores on admission
 Weight for height0.34 (0.9)0.83 (0.7)0.2
 Mid arm circumference−0.04 (0.7)0.13 (0.7)0.6
Sex
 Boys144
 Girls74
Indications for BMT
 Acute leukaemia122
 Solid tumours12
 Aplastic anaemia11
 β-Thalassaemia52
 Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome1
 Sickle cell anaemia1
 Myelodysplasia1
Conditioning regimens
 Cyclophosphamide and total body irradiation82
 Cyclophosphamide and busulphan84
 Idarubicin and total body irradiation5
 Melphalan2