Table 3

Changes in variables from one year before to one year after MRSA infection

MRSA patients (n = 10) Controls (n = 18) Student's t test
Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
Change in weight (SDS)−0.22 −0.42, −0.02+0.133−0.17, 0.45p = 0.067
Change in height (SDS)−0.27 −0.54, 0.00+0.08−0.05, 0.22p = 0.039*
Change in BMI (SDS)−0.18 −0.46, 0.10+0.07−0.35, 0.49p = 0.377
Change in FEV1 (% predicted)−6.31−14.99, 2.38−4.44−12.1, 3.23p = 0.788
Change in FVC (% predicted)−0.67−11.73, 10.39−1.26−10.08, 7.56p = 0.927
Change in FEF25–75 (% predicted)−8.83−18.99, 1.32−2.96−16.39, 10.48p = 0.611
Median Median Mann–Whitney U test
Change in Shwachmann score−2.5−9.7, 4.70−4.5, 4.5p = 0.33
Change in Northern x ray score+2−0.1, 4.1+1−0.5, 2.5p = 0.16