Table 2.

Growth z Scores and Exposure to Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy

Growth VariableAntenatal CS
n = 69
Mean (SD)
No Antenatal CS
n = 61
Mean (SD)
Mean Difference
(95% CI)
Adjusted Mean
Difference*
(95% CI)
Weight.04 (1.13)−.08 (1.04).12 (−.26, .50).13 (−.24, .51)
Height−.03 (1.14)−.42 (1.08).39 (.001, .79).36 (.01, .72)
Head circumference−.59 (1.16)−.62 (1.34).03 (−.41, .47).02 (−.41, .45)
  • CS indicates corticosteroids.

  • * Adjusted for statistically significant confounders.