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Table 2 Signs and symptoms of colic identified by the mothers

From: Self-medication for infants with colic in Lagos, Nigeria

Features Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Correct features   
Incessant and excessive cry 62.6 37.4
Irritability 21.9 78.1
Passage of flatus 17.6 82.4
Intermittent cry 13.2 86.8
Healthy state of the infant 8.8 91.2
Insomnia 4.4 95.6
Incorrect features   
Refusal of feeds 36.6 63.4
Inconsolable cry 29.3 70.7
Abdominal pains 17.6 82.4
Fever 7.3 92.7
All day cry 7.2 92.8
Passage of loose stool 3.1 96.9
  1. N = 683 (total number of mothers that were knowledgeable of infantile coilc), n = number of mothers that responded to each of the questions, % response = n/N