|Outcomes||Graphic||NEX||Difference (95% CI)|
|†NEX = measurement from the nose or mouth, to the earlobe, to the xiphoid process. Other abbreviations defined in glossary. Negative values indicate underinsertion and positive values indicate overinsertion.|
|Mean insertion distance from the centre of the stomach (cm)||−1.12||1.31||2.43 (1.33 to 3.54)|
|Mean absolute value of insertion distance from the centre of the stomach (cm)||1.26||2.60||1.34 (0.50 to 2.18)|
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A height based graphic method was more accurate than estimation based on external landmarks for determining depth of paediatric gastric tube insertion
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