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Table 2 Temperature of the children measured in the axil (median with 25% and 75% percentiles in brackets)

From: Paracetamol versus placebo in treatment of non-severe malaria in children in Guinea-Bissau: a randomized controlled trial

  Paracetamol group Placebo group  
On inclusion 37.6 (36.7 - 39.0) 37.8 (36.7 - 38.9) P = 0.6
Day 0 evening 36.8 (36.2 - 37.6) 37.2 (36.6 - 38.3) P = 0.01
Day 1 morning 36.5 (36.0 - 36.9) 36.4 (36.0 - 36.9) P = 0.8
Day 1 evening 36.1 (35.7 - 36.7) 36.2 (35.8 - 36.7) P = 0.4
Day 2 morning 36.4 (36.0 - 36.7) 36.3 (35.8 - 36.7) P = 0.2
Day 2 evening 35.9 (35.5 - 36.3) 36.0 (35.6 - 36.3) P = 0.3
Day 3 evening 35.9 (35.5 - 36.2) 35.9 (35.4 - 36.1) P = 0.5
  1. A significant difference in temperature was only found in the evening of the day of inclusion (Mann-Whitney test).