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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Safety and acceptability of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 and Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis 35624 in Bangladeshi infants: a phase I randomized clinical trial

Characteristic Control (n = 32) Biweekly (n = 35) Weekly (n = 35) Daily (n = 35)
Age in weeks [mean (SD)] 7.7 (2.3) 8.1 (2.0) 8.3 (2.0) 8.2 (2.3)
Female infant [n, (%)] 18 (56) 16 (46) 16 (46) 18 (51)
Born by cesarean section [n (%)] 11 (34) 6 (17) 8 (23) 9 (26)
Previous antibiotic use [n (%)] 5 (17) 11 (31) 10 (31) 8 (24)
Bowel movements in past 24 h [mean (SD)] 2.25 (1.8) 2.7 (2.0) 2.5 (1.6) 3.2 (2.6)
Years of maternal education (formal schooling) [mean (SD)] 5.3 (3.0) 5.5 (3.2) 4.7 (3.3) 4.6 (2.6)
Household size [mean (SD)] 4.7 (1.6) 4.7 (1.8) 4.3 (1.3) 4.5 (2.0)
Household monthly income [n, (%)]  
  <$100 7 (22) 5 (14) 14 (40) 14 (40)
  $100-$150 16 (50) 11 (31) 11 (31) 10 (29)
  >$150 9 (28) 19 (54) 10 (29) 11 (31)
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