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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Randomized controlled trial of live lactobacillus acidophilus plus bifidobacterium bifidum in prophylaxis of diarrhea during radiotherapy in cervical cancer patients

Characteristics Placebo group
(n = 31)
Lactobacillus acidophilus plus bifidobacterium bifidum (Infloran®) group
(n = 32)
p-value
Median age (year) 52 47 0.146§
Stage of cervical cancer    0.80
   IIB, n (%) 18 (58.1) 17 (53.1)  
   IIIB, n (%) 13 (41.9) 15 (46.9)  
ECOG performance status    0.08
   0, n (%) 29 (93.5) 24 (75.0)  
   1, n (%) 2 (6.5) 8 (25.0)  
Whole pelvis Radiotherapy technique    0.60
   AP-PA technique, n (%) 22 (71.0) 20 (62.5)  
   4-field box technique, n (%) 9 (29.0) 12 (37.5)  
  1. Tests: Fisher's exact test; § Mann-Whitney.