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Table 6 Gastric motility parameters in children with abdominal migraine according to exposure to stress

From: Abdominal migraine in children: association between gastric motility parameters and clinical characteristics

  Stressful event positive
Mean (SD)
Stressful events negative
Mean (SD)
p value *
Fasting antral area (cm2) 1.5 (0.5) 1.9 (1.6) 0.8
Gastric emptying rate (%) 43.8 (6.1) 40.2 (16.3) 0.6
Amplitude of antral contractions (%) 50.2 (12.1) 63.1 (17.1) 0.2
Frequency of antral contractions (/3 min) 8.7 (0.5) 8.8 (1.0) 0.7
Antral motility index 4.3 (1.0) 5.5 (1.7) 0.2
  1. *Mann Whitney U test