Table 3

Absolute differences in total crying duration and time spent fussing, crying and colicky crying (minutes/day)

BL
 ABCA+BC
n=49n=49n=49p Valuen=98n=49p Value
Fussing107 [76–143]116 [86–181]107 [76–174]0.460110 [81–158]107 [76–174]0.829
Crying74 [48–104]88 [57–112]86 [49–111]0.16980 [53–110]86 [49–111]0.971
Colicky crying36 [18–89]46 [15–93]55 [22–101]0.51742 [17–92]55 [22–101]0.272
TC234 [178–293]270 [211–331]262 [214–336]0.061252 [204–311]262 [214–336]0.355
IW1
 ABCp ValueA+BCp Value
n=49n=49n=49n=98n=49
Fussing78 [56–114]*86 [56–164]†96 [66–152]‡0.27080 [56–138]§96 [66–152]‡0.160
Crying59 [32–83]59 [47–88]59 [45–95]0.63659 [38–83]59 [45–95]0.612
Colicky crying15 [2–43]*18 [6–37]†26 [9–51]‡0.26818 [4–40]§26 [9–51]‡0.115
TC157 [128–235]192 [134–247]206 [153–270]0.046170 [132–246]206 [153–270]0.032
IW2
 ABCp ValueA+BCp Value
n=48n=49n=48n=97n=48
Fussing72 [49–95]*87 [44–145]†85 [50–131]†0.23176 [48–106]¶85 [50–131]†0.355
Crying42 [25–70]44 [28–70]56 [32–82]0.26844 [26–69]56 [32–82]0.105
Colicky crying9 [2–36]*8 [2–26]†13 [4–36]†0.5139 [2–32]¶13 [4–36]†0.331
TC136 [104–178]139 [96–225]176 [133–223]0.051137 [101–200]176 [133–223]0.020
FU
 ABCp ValueA+BCp Value
n=47n=49n=48n=96n=48
Fussing66 [41–98]**68 [42–127]†88 [45–133]†0.32866 [41–100]††88 [45–133]†0.173
Crying43 [17–67]39 [26–60]42 [31–84]0.77141 [22–66]42 [31–84]0.498
Colicky crying3 [0–21]**0 [0–11]†13 [0–26]†0.0553 [0–17]††13 [0–26]†0.028
TC115 [81–181]128 [87–214]164 [112–230]0.170123 [87–197]164 [112–230]0.073
  • Statistically significant p values (p≤0.05) are indicated by bold text. P values representing a statistical tendency towards significance (p=0.051–0.1) are italicised.

  • Data are presented as median [IQR].

  • Kruskal-Wallis H test and Mann Whitney U test used.

  • *n=45.

  • †n=47.

  • ‡n=48.

  • §n=94.

  • ¶n=93.

  • **n=43.

  • ††n=92.

  • BL, baseline week; FU, follow-up; IW, intervention week; TC, total crying.