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Table 1 Characteristics of the infants

From: Can fecal calprotectin levels be used to monitor infant milk protein allergies?

Characteristic Milk allergy (N = 90) Non-milk allergy (N = 90) F/χ2 p
Boys/girls 41/49 51/39 2.223 0.179
 Gestational age (weeks, mean ± SD) 39.1 ± 1.2 38.8 ± 1.0 1.462 0.228
 Birth weight (g) (mean ± SD) 3256 ± 383 3253 ± 384 0.467 0.495
 Weight at sample collection (g) 6792 ± 1432 7215 ± 1338 − 2.047 0.042
 Length at sample collection (cm) 63.7 ± 4.7 64.2 ± 4.4 − 0.642 0.522
Age
 0–3 months 20 (22.2%) 20 (22.2%) 103.310 0.240
 3–6 months 47 (52.2%) 47 (52.2%)
 6–9 months 23 (25.6%) 23 (25.6%)
Clinical features
 Diarrhea 58 (64.4%)
 Hematochezia 53 (58.9%)
 Abdominal pain 45 (50.0%)
 Vomiting 22 (24.4%)
 Urticaria 11 (12.2%)
 Constipation 3 (3.3%)
  1. p < 0.05 was considered significant