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Table 5 Parent-reported categorical secondary outcomes obtained from final questionnaires

From: The effect of chiropractic care on infantile colic: results from a single-blind randomised controlled trial

  Total Treatment group Control group p-value
General perceived effect (N = 184)     0.850
 Stopped or improved 120 (62.5) 62 (64.5) 58 (65.9)  
 Unchanged or Worse 64 (34.8) 34 (35.4) 30 (34.1)  
Believe child was treated (N = 173)     0.342
 Yes 97 (56.1) 53 (59.6) 44 (52.2)  
 No 76 (43.9) 36 (40.4) 40 (47.6)  
Satisfied with participation (N = 179)     0.473
 Yes 152 (92.7) 78 (91.8) 74 (93.7)  
 No 12 (7.3) 7 (8.2) 5 (6.3)  
Change in frequency of bowel movements (N = 182)     0.476
 No 90 (52.6) 48 (54.5) 42 (50.6)  
 More frequent 42 (24.6) 23 (26.1) 19 (22.9)  
 Rarer 39 (22.8) 17 (19.3) 22 (26.5)  
Change in trouble with bowel movements
(N = 179)
    0.247
 No 94 (56.0) 50 (58.1) 44 (53.7)  
 Easier 51 (30.4) 28 (32.6) 23 (28.0)  
 More difficult 23 (13.7) 8 (9.3) 15 (28.0)  
Changes in burps (N = 181)     0.797
 No 114 (68.3) 58 (67.4) 56 (69.1)  
 Easier 45 (26.9) 23 (26.7) 22 (27.2)  
 More difficult 8 (4.8) 5 (5.8) 3 (3.7)  
Changes in regurgitation (N = 181)     0.367
 No 91 (54.5) 50 (58.1) 41 (50.6)  
 More often 46 (27.5) 24 (27.9) 22 (27.2)  
 Less often 30 (18.0) 12 (14.0) 18 (22.2)  
  1. Results presented in absolute figures and (percentages of total) and p-value for difference between groups. N Number of children; missing values excluded from analyses