Table 7

Effect of dexamethasone on CLD at 36 weeks postmenstrual age: all trials

TrialsYearExpected observedExpected totalControls observedControls totalERR (95% CI)ERD (95% CI)NNT(95% CI)
Durandet al 34 19952218170.20  (0.04, 0.95)−37.54  (−64.38, −10.69)
Brozanskiet al 35 1995244030370.74 (0.43, 1.27)−21.08 (−40.83, −1.34)
Yeh et al 38 199434711470.27 (0.08, 0.98)−17.02 (−31.00, −3.04)
Shinwellet al 31 199615132111161.20 (0.55, 2.61)1.88 (−5.72, 9.48)
Rastogiet al 30 19960326320.08 (0.00, 1.49)−17.19 (−31.38, −3.00)
Sanderet al 32 19944175140.66 (0.18, 2.45)−12.18 (−44.38, 20.01)
Tapia et al 39 199635512540.25 (0.07, 0.87)−16.77 (−29.38, −4.16)
Pooled [χ2=11.05 (df=6)]51344833170.57 (0.44, 0.76) − 9.41 (−14.50, −4.32)10  (6, 23)