Skip to main content

Table 3 Perceived causes of infantile colic

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

Hypothesised (correct) causes   
Causes Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Abdominal cramps with hyper-peristalsis 39.8 60.2
Presence of gas in the intestine 16.1 83.9
Gastroesophageal reflux 11.9 88.1
Allergy to formula milk 4.2 95.8
Attachment to the mother 4.2 95.8
Non-hypothesised (incorrect) causes   
Worm 11.9 88.1
Allergy to breast milk 7.7 92.3
Brain problem 4.2 95.8
  1. N = 143 (total number of mothers that perceived colic has a cause), n = number of mothers that responded to each of the questions, % response = n/N