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Table 4 School absence and SABA use among patients (pre-intervention and post-intervention)

From: Nutritional assessment and rehabilitation in children with bronchiectasis and childhood interstitial lung diseases: effects on pulmonary functions and clinical severity

  Range Mean ± SD t P
Absence of school (days) Pre 0‑40 11.75 ± 9.23 3.888 < 0.001
Post 0‑7 4.38 ± 2.70
Short acting β2 agonist (puffs/day) Pre 0‑6 2.70 ± 1.70 8.437 < 0.001
Post 0‑4 1.20 ± 1.10
  1. Patient needs for SABA and school absence decreased significantly after nutritional intervention