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Table 1 Characteristics of the studied children affected by wet acute cough caused by non-complicated URTI. Data are shown as frequencies or mean ± standard deviation

From: Does additional antimicrobial treatment have a better effect on URTI cough resolution than homeopathic symptomatic therapy alone? A real-life preliminary observational study in a pediatric population

  Group 1: Homeopathic syrup alone (n = 46) Group 2: Homeopathic syrup plus antibiotic treatment (n = 39) P value
Gender:    0.830a
  Male 20 (43.5 %) 18 (46.2 %)
  Female 26 (56.5 %) 21 (53.8 %)
Age (years) 8.2 ± 2.9 8.5 ± 2.9 0.674b
Time from the onset of cough (days) 3.9 ± 1.0 3.8 ± 0.9 0.785b
Verbal category-descriptive scale at baseline (VCD) 3.96 ± 0.73 4.00 ± 0.65 0.763b
  1. aFisher’s exact test
  2. bKruskal-Wallis test