Table 3

Postdischarge end points

Budesonide (n = 82)Placebo
(n = 79)
p Value95% CI
Hazard ratio for time to become asymptomatic for 48 hours (day 1–28)1.410.07 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 months13140.78−14% 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.