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Table 1 Demographics and baseline characteristics

From: Normal growth of infants receiving an infant formula containing Lactobacillus reuteri, galacto-oligosaccharides, and fructo-oligosaccharide: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics mean (SD) or number (%) L. reuteri (Control) (N = 68) L. reuteri+ GOS/FOS (Experiment) (N = 72)
Age (days) at recruitment 14.9 (2.1) 14.6 (2.0)
Male 28 (41.18) 30 (41.67)
Gestational Age (weeks) at birth 38.77 (1.15) 39.19 (1.14)
Vaginal Delivery 53 (77.94) 59 (81.94)
Birth Weight (kg) 3.13 (0.39) 3.19 (0.41)
Length at birth (cm) 49.9 (2.1) 50.3 (1.8)
Occipital frontal circumference at birth (cm) 33.3 (1.3) 33.5 (1.3)
Body Mass Index (kg/m 2 ) 12.53 (1.07) 12.58 (1.13)
Ethnic Origin: Malay 47 (69.1) 55 (73.4)
Asian 9 (13.2) 8 (11.1)
Other 12 (17.6) 9(12.5)
Households with smoker 41 (61.2) 49 (70.0)
  1. SD, Standard deviation; GOS, Galacto-oligosaccharides; FOS, Fructo-oligosaccharide.