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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of 2 groups

From: Nebulised hypertonic saline (3 %) among children with mild to moderately severe bronchiolitis - a double blind randomized controlled trial

Characteristics; mean(SD); (range) Intervention Intervention p value
L-Epi + 3 % HS (n = 50) L-Epi + 0.9 % NS (n = 50)
Age (months), mean (SD); (range) 9.82 (5.06); (2–23) 9.51 (4.28); (3–22) 0.74
Males, n(%) 27 (54.0 %) 21 (42.0 %) 0.40
Duration of illness (days), Mean ± SD 3.43 ± 1.02 3.33 ± 0.96 0.64
Mean (SD) respiratory rate (range) 49.1 (2.5) (46–60) 49.0 (2.0) (46–58) 0.79
Mean (SD) heart rate (range) 148.7 (7.5) (132–168) 149.7 (7.1) (132–166) 0.49
Mean (SD) Spo2 (range) 93.4 (0.8) (90–95) 93.5 (0.7) (90–94) 0.69
Mean (SD) clinical severity score (range) 5.3 (1.6) (3–9) 5.2 (1.1) (3–9) 0.57
Mean temperature (SD) temperature (*C) (range) 37.2 (−17.4) (36.7–38.0) 37.3 (−17.4) (36.6–38.0) 0.82
Urine specific gravity 1016 1022 0.001
ER enrollment, n (%) 2 (4 %) 2 (4 %) 1.00