TABLE 1

Subject Characteristics, and Number of URI, AOM, and LRI Episodes

TotalCompleted SubjectsDropped Subjects
No. of subjects36731156
Boys199 (54)a168 (54)31 (55)
Race
 White278 (76)235 (76)43 (77)
 Black84 (23)72 (23)12 (21)
 Asian5 (1)4 (1)1 (2)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic/Latino183 (50)159 (51)24 (43)
 Not Hispanic/Latino184 (50)152 (49)32 (57)
TNF−308 polymorphism (363 tested)104 (29)89 (29)15 (31)
IL-6–174 polymorphism (364 tested)163 (45)139 (45)24 (48)
Patient months34363204232
 First 6 mo20781866212
 6–12 mo1358133820
URI episodes887 (305)b859 (287)28 (19)
 First 6 mo60557728
 6–12 mo2832830
AOM episodes180 (143)180 (143)0 (0)
 First 6 mo87870
 6–12 mo93930
LRI episodes66 (51)66 (51)0 (0)
 First 6 mo38380
 6–12 mo28280
  • No statistically significant difference in demographic and gene polymorphism data in completed subjects and dropped subjects.

  • a Percentage of total.

  • b Number of patients.