TABLE 1.

Baseline Characteristics of the ITT Group

CharacteristicCiprofloxacin/Dexamethasone (N = 297)Ofloxacin (N = 302)
Age group
 1–23 mo146 (49.2%)148 (49.0%)
 2–11 y148 (49.8%)154 (51.0%)
 12–17 y3 (1.0%)*0 (0%)
Sex
 Male172 (57.9%)201 (66.6%)
 Female125 (42.1%)101 (33.4%)
Race
 White242 (81.5%)244 (80.8%)
 Black16 (5.4%)17 (5.6%)
 Asian0 (0%)3 (1.0%)
 Hispanic26 (8.8%)28 (9.3%)
 Other13 (4.4%)10 (3.3%)
Affected ear
 Right only122 (41.1%)125 (41.4%)
 Left only114 (38.4%)100 (33.1%)
 Both61 (20.5%)77 (25.5%)
Discharge volume
 Scant34 (11.4%)27 (9.0%)
 Moderate146 (49.2%)155 (51.3%)
 Copious117 (39.4%)120 (39.7%)
  • * Three children aged 12 years were enrolled in the ciprofloxacin/dexamethasone group