TABLE 1

Baseline Characteristics and Differences Between Study Groups: χ2 Test

VariableLGG Group (n = 376)Placebo Group (n = 366)P
Age, mean ± SD, y9.9 ± 5.110.6 ± 5.0.187
Female gender, n (%)185 (49.2)162 (44.3).087
Noninfectious gastrointestinal disorders, n (%) b60 (16.0)49 (13.4).370
Genetic disorders, n (%) b34 (9.0)44 (12.0).209
Cardiac disorders, n (%) b36 (9.6)29 (7.9).490
Urinary tract disorders, n (%) b21 (5.6)21 (5.7).920
Neurologic disorders, n (%) b125 (33.2)132 (36.1).567
Noninfectious pulmonary and immunologic disorders, n (%) b73 (19.4)70 (19.1).991
Intoxications, n (%) b27 (7.2)21 (5.7).495
  • a Difference analyzed with Student t test.

  • b Reason for hospitalization.