TABLE 1

Baseline Study Population Characteristics

Male gender, n (%)116 (59.5)
Race, n (%)
 White80 (41)
 African American72 (36.9)
 Hispanic29 (14.9)
 Asian3 (1.5)
 Other11 (5.6)
Previous treatment, n (%)
 Albuterol with this illness136 (69.7)
 Steroids with this illness10 (5.1)
Prematurity (gestational age <37 wk)26 (13.3)
Variable, mean ± SD
 Age, d121 ± 99
 Gestational age, wk39 ± 2.2
 Initial respiratory rate,a breaths per min57 ± 14
 Initial oxygen saturation on room air, %a94 ± 7
 Hospital LOS, d3.6 ± 2.3
  • a Not all 195 patients had an initial charted respiratory rate (n = 194) and/or oxygen saturation on room air (n = 184).