Table 1

Demographic data and details of initial hospital admission

Placebo
(n = 28)
Budesonide
(n = 26)
% difference (95% CI)χ2p Value
Median (range) age (weeks)10 (1–38)11 (3–42)0.70
Boys (n)14 20 26.9 (1.1 to 52.7)3.120.08
Family history of atopy (n)19 1510.2 (−15.6 to 36.0)0.240.62
Number with household smokers21 17  9.6 (−14.8 to 34.0)0.230.63
Median (range) days in hospital 4 (1–14) 3 (1–13)0.75
RSV positive on NPA (n)211-150 14  8.95 (−12.5 to 30.4)0.130.72
Requiring oxygen (n)10 11  6.59 (−19.4 to 32.6)0.050.83
Requiring NG feeds (n)15 13 3.57 (−23.1 to 30.3)0.070.79
  • 1-150 n = 23; n = 17.

  • RSV, respiratory syncitial virus; NPA, nasopharyngeal aspirate; NG, nasogastric.