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Table 1 Baseline demographic data

From: Feeding, stooling and sleeping patterns in infants with colic - a randomized controlled trial of minimal acupuncture

Background characteristics Infants starting the intervention (N = 86) Infants completing 3 weeks (N = 81)
  Acupuncture group (n = 46) Control group (n = 40) Acupuncture group (n = 43) Control group (n = 38)
Firstborn, n (%) 22 (48) 22 (55) 21 (48) 21 (55)
Gender, female, n (%) 22 (48) 19 (48) 21 (50) 19 (50)
Gestational age, weeks. Mean (SD) 39.2 (1.5) 39.5 (1.3) 39.3 (1.4) 39.5 (1.3)
Age when colic started, weeks. Mean (SD) 1.9 (1.3) 1.5 (1.0) 2 (1.3) 1.5 (1)
Age at inclusion, weeks. Mean (SD) 5.0 (1.9) 5.3 (1.7) 5.1 (1.9) 5.2 (1.6)
Solely breastfed, n (%) 35 (76) 26 (65) 32 (74) 25 (66)
Having a parent and/or sibling with food intolerance/allergy, n (%) 17 (37) 18 (45) 15 (35) 17 (45)
Having a parent and/or sibling who had had infantile colic, n (%) 29 (63) 23 (58) 25 (58) 20 (53)
Have tried simeticone, n (%) 43 (93) 37 (92) 40 (93) 35 (92)
With no effect, n (%) 28 (61) 25 (63) 26 (60) 23 (61)
With uncertain effect, n (%) 15 (33) 12 (30) 14 (33) 12 (32)
Have tried lactobacillus reuteri, Semper Magdroppar ®, n (%) 6 (13) 7 (18) 6 (14) 6 (16)
With no effect, n (%) 4 (9) 7 (18) 4 (9) 6 (16)
With uncertain effect, n (%) 2 (4) 0 (0) 2 (5) 0 (0)
Have tried a diet free from cow'rotein without effect, n (%) 33 (72) 32 (80) 31 (72) 30 (79)
Changed to this diet during the intervention weeks, n (%) 1 (2) 1 (3) 1 (2) 1 (3)
Not ensured if this diet is tried, n (%) 12 (26) 7 (18) 11 (26) 7 (18)
Received antibiotics, either through mother's medication or by own intake, n (%) 14 (30) 10 (25) 12 (28) 9 (24)