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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the two groups of study patients

From: Effect of vitamin A on intestinal mucosal injury in pediatric patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and chemotherapy: a quasai-randomized trial

Characteristics Study groups
Vitamin A supplementation (n = 15) Non-vitamin A supplementation (n = 15)
Age, mean years ± SD 9.6 ± 4.3 7.8 ± 2.5
Male, n (%) 10 (66.7) 7 (46.7)
Underlying disease, n (%)
 Malignant disease 7 (46.7) 5 (33.3)
 Nonmalignant disease 8 (53.3) 10 (66.7)
Type of HSCT, n (%)
 Haploidentical 10 (66.7) 10 (66.7)
 Non-haploidentical 5 (33.3) 5 (33.3)
Weight for height, mean % ± SD 102.4 ± 18.63 97.9 ± 26.07
Baseline plasma retinol (µg/dL), mean ± SD 44.1 ± 21.4 47.9 ± 19.3
Plasma retinol < 30 µg/dL, n (%) 5 (33.3) 2 (13.3)
Baseline plasma citrulline (μmol/L), mean ± SD 25.7 ± 10.8 29.2 ± 8
  1. SD standard deviation, HSCT hematopoietic stem cell transplantation