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Table 2 Percentage consumption of supplements by treatment group.

From: Zinc and copper supplementation in acute diarrhea in children: a double-blind randomized controlled trial

Percentage consumption* Intervention
  Placebo Zinc Zinc+Copper
During stay in hospital (n (%))    
0 to 50% 11 (4.1) 30 (11.4) 32 (11.7)
> 50 to 80% 45 (16.6) 59 (22.4) 69 (25.3)
> 80 to 100% 71 (26.2) 58 (22) 53 (19)
100 to 150% 95 (35.1) 77 (29.2) 80 (29.3)
> 150% 18 (6.6) 21 (7.95) 19 (6.96)
Total (mean ± sd) 108.6 ± 84 100.2 ± 68 94 ± 46
At home (n (%))    
0 to 50% 47 (17.3) 63 (23.9) 68 (24.9)
> 50 to 80% 81 (29.9) 78 (29.5) 80 (29)
> 80 to 100% 56 (20.7) 36 (13.6) 43 (15.8)
100 to 150% 43 (15.9) 52 (19.7) 50 (18.3)
> 150% 12 (4.43) 16 (6.1) 12 (4.4)
Total (%, mean ± sd) 79.4 ± 37.7 78.6 ± 44 74.9 ± 40.9
Intake of zinc per day [mg, mean ± sd ]   14.3+6.9 13.5+5.1
  1. *Percentage consumption = (amount of supplement consumed/amount of supplement prescribed) × 100