Table 2

Characteristics of patients and controls one year before MRSA infection

Variable Patients
(n = 10)
95% CI Controls
(n = 18)
95% CI Difference
Age8.6 y6.3, 10.98.1 y6.5, 9.7p = 0.72
Sex (M:F)5:58:10
Height (cm)127111, 142121110, 132p = 0.58
Weight (kg)27.720.6, 34.824.519.3, 29.6p = 0.46
FEV1 (% predicted)68.954.9, 82.972.367.9, 77.7p = 0.67
FVC86.974.7, 99.088.981.7, 96.1p = 0.79
FEF25–75 45.623.8, 67.549.740.9, 58.5p = 0.74
Shwachman score84.480.3, 88.684.781.9, 87.6p = 0.92
Northernx ray score6.94.7, 9.06.44.7, 8.2p = 0.76