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Table 2 Success of treatment by sub-group (ITT population)

From: Treatment of head lice with dimeticone 4% lotion: comparison of two formulations in a randomised controlled trial in rural Turkey

  Dimeticone 4% lotion Dimeticone + nerolidol lotion  
Sub-group n/N % n/N % p
All subjects 33/34 97.1 30/35 85.7 0.198
Sex:      
males 9/9 100.0 7/7 100.0 *
females 24/27 88.9 23/28 82.1 0.705
Age:      
5 to 7 5/5 100.0 3/5 60.0 0.444
8 to 10 14/14 100.0 16/19 84.2 0.244
11 to 16 12/13 92.3 8/8 100.0 *
17+ 2/2 100.0 2/2 100.0 *
Infection:      
light 29/29 100.0 24/26 92.3 0.219
moderate 2/3 66.7 2/5 40.0 *
heavy 3/3 100.0 3/3 100.0 *
Hair length:      
close cut 6/6 100.0 5/5 100.0 *
above ears 3/3 100.0 2/2 100.0 *
ears to shoulders 9/10 90.0 10/11 90.9 *
below shoulders 15/15 100.0 13/17 76.5 0.104
Hair thickness:      
fine 10/11 90.9 10/13 76.9 0.596
medium 16/16 100.0 12/14 85.7 0.209
Thick 7/7 100.0 8/8 100.0 *
Hair curl:      
straight 15/16 93.8 21/24 87.5 0.638
wavy or curly 18/18 100.0 9/11 81.8 0.136
Hair type:      
normal 23/23 100.0 18/23 78.3 0.049
other 10/11 90.9 12/12 100.0 0.478
Other family member in study:      
no 18/18 100.0 19/21 90.5 0.490
yes 15/16 93.8 11/14 78.6 0.316
  1. *where no p value is specified, p = 1.0