Table 21-2Acupuncture compared to sham acupuncture - Clinical summary of findings

OutcomeAcupunctureSham acupunctureRelative risk (95% CI)Absolute effectQuality
Number of children who achieved 14 consecutive dry nights30/56 (53.6%)17/55 (30.9%)RR 1.73 (1.09 to 2.76)226 more per 1000 (from 28 more to 544 more)VERY LOW
Number of children who failed to achieve 14 consecutive dry nights or relapsed after treatment26/56 (46.4%)38/55 (69.1%)RR 0.67 (0.48 to 0.94)228 fewer per 1000 (from 41 fewer to 359 fewer)VERY LOW

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