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Table 5 Stool characteristics at Days 14, 30, 60, 90, and 120a

From: Growth and tolerance of healthy, term infants fed lower protein extensively hydrolyzed or amino acid-based formula: double-blind, randomized, controlled trial

   Stool Overall Stool consistency, n (%) Overall
Day Group (n) frequencyb P hard formed soft Unformed or seedy watery P
14 Control (173) 2.9 ± 0.2 0.352 3 ( 2) 5 (3 ) 67 (40) 87 (52) 6 (4) 0.679
EHF (170) 3.3 ± 0.2   2 (1) 8 (5) 74 (45) 76 (46) 6 (4)  
AAF (156) 3.2 ± 0.2   2 (1) 4 (3) 69 (45) 75 (49) 4 (3)  
30 Control (140) 3.6 ± 0.2 < 0.001*† 3 (2) 5 (4) 74 (53) 53 (38) 5 (4) < 0.001*†
EHF (121) 3.4 ± 0.2   1 (1) 5 (4) 67 (54) 46 (37) 4 (3)  
AAF (123) 2.5 ± 0.2   21 (18) 43 (36) 48 (40) 7 (6) 0 (0)  
60 Control (125) 3.0 ± 0.1 < 0.001*‡ 1 (1) 3 (2) 67 (54) 47 (38) 6 (5) < 0.001*†
EHF (113) 2.5 ± 0.1   0 (0) 3 (3) 58 (53) 42 (38) 7 (6)  
AAF (114) 2.2 ± 0.1   8 (7) 27 (25) 62 (56) 11 (10) 2 (2)  
90 Control (121) 2.5 ± 0.1 0.008*† 0 (0) 3 (3) 66 (58) 33 (29) 12 (11) < 0.001*†
EHF (104) 2.5 ± 0.2   0 (0) 6 (6) 55 (54) 38 (37) 3 (3)  
AAF (112) 1.9 ± 0.1   4 (4) 19 (17) 74 (67) 12 (11) 1 (1)  
120 Control (116) 2.4 ± 0.1 0.356 2 (2) 6 (5) 64 (57) 34 (30) 7 (6) < 0.001*†
EHF (105) 2.3 ± 0.1   1 (1) 6 (6) 65 (63) 30 (29) 2 (2)  
AAF (105) 2.1 ± 0.1   5 (5) 24 (23) 65 (63) 10 (10) 0 (0)  
  1. a24-hour recall at study visits
  2. bMean ± standard error (SE)
  3. * Control vs AAF significantly different, P < 0.05
  4. † EHF vs AAF significantly different, P < 0.05
  5. ‡ Control vs EHF significantly different, P < 0.05