Table 2

SUCRA ranking probabilities of corticosteroids for primary and secondary outcomes

Corticosteroids or placeboSUCRA (%)*
BPD at 36 weeks’ PMA (%)Death at 36 weeks’ PMA (%)CP (%)
Dexamethasone (high dose)91.274.126.9
Dexamethasone (low dose)56.064.576.8
Budesonide54.923.8
Fluticasone78.847.1
Beclomethasone28.046.6
Placebo6.940.5
Hydrocortisone34.231.4
  • *Larger SUCRA values denote more effective interventions.

  • BPD, bronchopulmonary dysplasia; CP, cerebral palsy; PMA, postmenstrual age; SUCRA, surface under the cumulative ranking curve.