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Table 3 Comparison of the patients with 2 and patients with 3 or more hospitalizations due to recurrent wheezing attacks

From: The evaluation of risk factors for recurrent hospitalizations resulting from wheezing attacks in preschool children

  2 3 or more  
n: 24 n: 20
  n (%) n (%) p
Gender (male) 14 (58) 15 (%75) *0.34
Age(months), mean 19.7 ± 14.3 17.0 ± 10.6 ^0.48
History of NICUa admission 5 (21) 9 (45) *0.16
History of intubation 2 (8) 5 (25) *0.13
BPDb 0 (0) 5 (25) *0.01**
GERc 5 (21) 9 (45) *0.16
Preterm delivery 3 (13) 5 (25) *0.29
Nocturnal feeding 14 (58) 11 (55) *1.00
Nocturnal feeding 14 (58) 11 (55) *1.00
Pathologic pH monitoring 2 (8) 3 (15) *0.34
IgE level (high) 10 (42) 8 (40) *0.57
Abnormal CXRd 13 (54) 10 (50) *1.00
Abnormal Chest CTe 1 (4) 4 (20) *0.16
Positive inhalant/food panel 1 (4) 2 (10) *0.77
Eosinophilia 3 (13) 3 (15) *1.00
Anemia 3 (13) 12 (60) * < 0.00**
Parenteral asthma/eczema/ARf 8 (33) 5 (25) *0.78
ICSg use 16 (67) 14 (70) *1.00
Exposure to smoking 15 (63) 14 (70) *0.83
  1. Neonatal intensive care unita , Bronchopulmonary dysplasiab, Gastroesophageal refluxc , Chest Xrayd, Computed tomographye, Allergic rhinitisf, Inhaler corticosteroid’g
  2. ^Results expressed as mean ± SD (student’s t-test). Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test. **Statistically significant