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Table 4 Comparison of intake data (ORS, milk formula and water) by study patients

From: Efficacy of partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) supplemented modified oral rehydration solution in the treatment of severely malnourished children with watery diarrhoea: a randomised double-blind controlled trial

Variables Modified WHO- ORS Modified WHO- ORS + PHGG Mean difference (95% CI) P – Value
Ors intake (ml) 1st 24 hour 825.95 ± 373.11 747.06 ± 388.30 −78.88(−213.17, 55.39) 0.24
Ors intake (ml) 2nd 24 hour 609.84 ± 448.52 553.01 ± 446.84 −56.82(−214.70, 101.05) 0.47
Ors intake (ml) 3rd 24 hour 396.98 ± 419.01 307.01 ± 372.11 −89.96(−230.35, 50.41) 0.20
Milk formula (ml) 1st 24 hour 590.39 ± 111.78 597.45 ± 101.26 7.05(−32.36, 46.48) 0.72
Milk formula (ml) 2nd 24 hour 609.01 ± 108.37 610.44 ± 141.86 1.42(−46.18, 49.03) 0.95
Milk formula(ml) 3rd 24 hour 621.87 ± 108.90 619.23 ± 134.16 −2.63(−52.59, 47.32) 0.91
Water intake (ml) 1st 24 hour 308.27 ± 122.16 344.21 ± 144.40 35.93(−13.44, 85.31) 0.15
Water intake (ml) 2nd 24 hour 335.35 ± 120.30 330.09 ± 133.65 −5.26(−53.28, 42.75) 0.82
Water intake (ml) 3rd 24 hour 315.72 ± 121.37 381.73 ± 154.52 66.00(9.22, 122.79) 0.02
  1. SD, standard deviation; CI, confidence interval.
  2. Data are mean ± SD.