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Table 2 Respiratory outcome in the first year after discharge.

From: Respiratory symptoms in preterm infants: burden of disease in the first year of life

  total no BPD BPD BPD vs no BPD
Variables n = 126 n = 48 n = 78  
  abs % CI% abs % CI% abs % CI% p-value
Common outcomes           
Cough 100 79 71 - 86 40 83 70 - 93 60 77 66 - 86 0.50
Wheezinga 56 44 36 - 54 23 48 33 - 63 33 43 31 - 54 0.58
Severe outcomes           
Re-hospitalisationb 31 25 17 - 33 11 23 12 - 37 20 26 16 - 37 0.83
Inhalation therapyc 16 13 7 - 20 3 6 1 - 17 13 17 9 - 27 0.25
  1. Numbers are given as absolute count (abs) as well as percentage and 95% Confidence interval (CI).
  2. a Data not available for 2 infants
  3. b Rehospitalisation for respiratory reasons (excluding admissions for diagnostic purposes)
  4. c Inhalation therapy because of prolonged wheezing with corticosteroids, beta-mimetika or both, for more than four weeks.