Table 2

 Clinical outcome of the study children

VariablesStudy diet n = 57Control diet n = 59Difference between means (95% CI)p value
Values are mean (SD) or number (%), unless specified.
*Statistically significant.
†Odds ratio (95% CI).
‡Cumulative data until recovery of diarrhoea or maximum 7 days.
No. (%) children stopped diarrhoea within 7 days46/55 (84)36/58 (62)3.12 (1.19 to 8.4)†0.02*
Total stool, g/kg‡525 (177)615 (359)−90.00 (−278 to 92.26)0.456
Total urine, ml/kg‡298 (233)416 (211)−118.51 (−272.76 to 35.72)0.111
Total ORS, ml/kg‡492 (195)638 (403)−146.69 (−356.65 to 63.27)0.283
Total water, ml/kg‡330 (144)353 (172)−22.67 (−142.26 to 96.90)0.716
Total calories, kcal/kg/day47.0 (13.1)49.5 (13.0)−2.51 (−8.19 to 3.16)0.381