Budesonide (n = 82) | Placebo (n = 79) | p Value | 95% CI | |
Hazard ratio for time to become asymptomatic for 48 hours (day 1–28) | 1.41 | 0.07 | 0.98 to 2.04 | |
Mean (SD) number of coughing/wheezing episodes (discharge to day 28) | 17.0 (7.6) | 17.1 (8.5) | 0.91 | −2.72 to 2.41 |
Number infants re-admitted for respiratory morbidity over 12 months | 13 | 14 | 0.78 | −14% to 10% |
Confidence intervals are for differences in proportions or means or for the hazard ratio.
Hazard ratio of 1 implies no difference between treatments, >1 favours budesonide.
CI, confidence interval.