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Table 3 Presence of digestive, feeding and respiratory symptoms the past month in children with esophageal atresia

From: Factors of family impact in a Swedish–German cohort of children born with esophageal atresia

  ntot n %
Digestive symptoms    
Dysphagia 174 72 41.4
Heartburn 172 64 37.2
Vomiting problems 172 45 26.2
Feeding difficulties    
The child needs increased fluid intake during meals 172 79 45.9
The child needs > 30 min to finish a large meal 171 45 26.3
The child needs to avoid certain food 164 42 25.6
The child needs to eat small portions 173 40 23.1
The child needs energy-enriched food 174 33 19.0
The child needs additional assistance by an adult during meals 173 30 17.3
The child needs adjusted food consistency 172 23 13.4
The child needs nutrition through a gastrostomy 173 18 10.4
The child needs nutrition through infusion pump 172 9 5.2
Respiratory symptoms    
Cough 173 98 56.6
Breathlessness on physical exertion/at rest 171 65 38.0
Airway infections 172 60 34.9
Wheezing at physical activity/at rest 171 56 32.7
Chest tightness/pain 170 30 17.6