Table 1 Basic details of infants included in the study
No dexamethasone(n = 31)Dexamethasone(n = 7)
Male/female17/135/2
GA at birth (weeks)27+426+3
Weight (g)*1052 (298)813 (205)
CGA at discharge (weeks)38+342+4
Duration of ventilation (days)*10.7 (9.9)24.1 (16.5)
Days in oxygen*46.5 (34.4)57.3 (53.6)
Number oxygen-dependent
    28 days PNA257
    36 weeks GA157
  • *Mean (SD).

  • CGA, corrected gestational age; PNA, postnatal age; GA, gestational age.