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Evid Based Nurs 2:12 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.1.12
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Daily zinc supplements reduced the incidence and severity of acute lower respiratory infections in children in India

Zinc supplements v placebo in infants and preschool children in India

Outcomes at 6 months Unadjusted odds ratio (95% CI) Adjusted odds ratio† (CI)
*ALRI=acute lower respiratory infection.
†Adjusted for ≥2 episodes in the same child.
‡Not significant.
Incidence of ALRI* 0.55 (0.33 to 0.91) 0.55 (0.33 to 0.90)
Number of days with ALRI 0.60 (0.49 to 0.73) 0.59 (0.35 to 1.00)‡

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