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Table 8 Signs of dehydration and change in weight

From: Gastroenteritis aggressive versus slow treatment for rehydration (GASTRO): a phase II rehydration trial for severe dehydration: WHO plan C versus slow rehydration

  0–5% 5–10% ≥ 10% Total
N 52 30 33 115
Lethargy or unconsciousness, n (%) 42 (80) 24 (80) 29 (88) 95 (83)
Unable to drink, n (%) 38 (73) 24 (80) 25 (76) 87 (76)
Sunken eyes, n (%) 52 (100) 29 (97) 32 (97) 113 (98)
Slow skin pinch, n (%) 32 (62) 20 (67) 27 (82) 79 (69)
Number of symptoms, n (%)
 2 11 (21) 6 (20) 3 (9) 20 (17)
 3 22 (42) 11 (37) 13 (39) 46 (40)
 4 19 (37) 13 (43) 17 (52) 49 (43)