Table 3

 Outcome measures for 133 children treated with dexamethasone or prednisolone

VariableDexamethasonePrednisolonep Value
Except where stated values are means (SD). The duration of the viral and croup symptoms date from having received either prednisolone or dexamethasone.
Followed up (n)6865
Reattendance (n)519
Admitted (n)320.7
Time in emergency dept (min)114 (240)84 (112)0.5
Duration croup symptoms (h)26 (39)35 (42)0.2
Duration viral symptoms (d)8 (29)7 (14)0.9
Received adrenaline (n)550.9