TABLE 4

Unadjusted and Adjusted 28-Day Hospital Readmission for Children Who Received Adjunct Systemic Corticosteroids Compared With Children Who Did Not

Unadjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)Pa
Overallb0.85 (0.66–1.09)1.06 (0.71–1.58).76
Stratified by agec
    1–5 y0.87 (0.67–1.12)0.93 (0.63–1.38).71
    6–11 y0.63 (0.29–1.39)0.72 (0.21–2.46).601
    12–18 y1.29 (0.68–2.48)1.81 (0.86–3.82).12
Stratified according to β-agonist treatmentc
    No β-agonist1.38 (0.75–2.55)1.97 (1.09–3.57).025
    β-Agonist0.70 (0.48–1.02)0.82 (0.55–1.24).351
  • a P for adjusted odds ratio.

  • b Overall model also was adjusted for propensity score, age, gender, race, previous asthma hospitalization, chronic asthma medication, β-agonist receipt, pleural drainage procedures, chest computed tomography or ultrasound, respiratory support, vasoactive infusions, ICU admission, arterial blood gas measurement, blood culture, and empiric antibiotic regimen.

  • c Stratified models were adjusted only for propensity score.