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Table 2 Stooling and feeding during the baseline week and the three intervention weeks (Mann-Whitney U test was used.)

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

     Baseline    First intervention week    Second intervention week    Third intervention week
Categories of feeding or stooling Acupuncture group
(n =43)
Control group
(n =38)
Acupuncture group
(n =43)
Control group
(n =38)
P value Acupuncture group
(n =43)
Control group
(n =38)
P value Acupuncture group
(n =43)
Control group
(n =38)
P value
Feeding, times/day Median
(quartiles, 25 and 75%)
8,0
(7.2-10.0)
8,0
(6.9-9.1)
8,1
(7.0-9.7)
7,9
(6.9-9.6)
0.602 8,1
(7.0-9.7)
7,8
(6.7-8.9)
0.435 8,4
(6.9-9.6)
7,7
(6.5-9.6)
0.660
Feeding, minutes/day Median
(quartiles, 25 and 75%)
155
(113-193)
140
(118-178)
154
(107-196)
157
(114-189)
0.723 153
(112-186)
164
(114-177)
0.748 140
(108-196)
145
(104-188)
0.854
Stoolings, total times/day
Median (quartiles, 25 and 75%)
4,1
(2.2-6.0)
4,3
(2.7-6.5)
3,9
(2.0-5.4)
4,1
(1.9-5.9)
0.698 2,6
(1.3-4.9)
3,6
(1.6-5.2)
0.463 2,1
(1.1-4.7)
3,1
(1.0-4.6)
0.902
Stoolings, large/day
Median (quartiles, 25 and 75%)
2,5
(1.3-3.7)
2,5
(1.3-4.3)
2,3
(1.3-3.4)
2,6
(1.4-3.9)
0.538 1,7
(1.0-3.4)
2,2
(1.1-3.9)
0.570 1,7
(1.1-3.4)
1,8
(0.9-3.6)
0.846
Stoolings, small/day
Median (quartiles, 25 and 75%)
1,2
(0.3-3.0)
1,8
(0.4-2.7)
1,0
(0.4-2.0)
1,1
(0.3-2.0)
0.827 0,7
(0.1-1.3)
0,7
(0.1-1.7)
0.546 0,3
(0.0-1.7)
0,6
(0.0-1.6)
0.583