Table 1

Mothers' and babies' characteristics by intention to treat

Treated according to protocolNot treated according to protocolTotal (intention to treat)
CharacteristicsBetamethasone groupControl groupTotalBetamethasone groupControl groupTotalBetamethasone groupControl groupTotal
Binary*
Male baby190/373 (51.3)229/446 (50.9)419/819 (51.2)44/94 (43)14/29 (48)58/123 (47)234/467 (50.1)243/475 (51.2)477/942 (50.6)
Maternal asthma33/373 (8.8)53/446 (11.9)86/819 (10.5)11/94 (12)5/29 (17)16/123 (13)44/467 (9.4)58/475 (12.2)102/942 (10.8)
Maternal smoking63/373 (16.9)101/446 (22.6)164/819 (20.0)26/94 (28)9/29 (31)35/123 (28)89/467 (19.1)110/475 (23.2)199/942 (21.1)
General anaesthetic28/372 (7.5)24/443 (5.4)52/815 (6.4)14/83 (17)2/15 (13)16/98 (16)42/455 (9.2)26/458 (5.7)68/913 (7.4)
Quantitative
Mother's age (years)31.1(5.2)30.6(5.2)30.8(5.2)30.8(5.0)29.8(4.8)30.6(4.9)31.1 (5.2)30.5 (5.1)30.9 (5.2)
Birth weight (g)3280 (450)3320(470)300 (460)3170 (490)3310 (550)3200 (500)3260 (470)3320 (470)3290 (470)
Working gestation (days)269 (5.3)269 (5.3)269 (5.3)269 (7.9)272 (11.2)270 (8.8)269 (5.9)269 (5.9)269 (5.9)
Corrected gestation (days)261 (6.6)269 (6.3)269 (6.4)269 (6.8)272 (10.3)270 (7.8)269 (6.7)270 (6.6)269 (6.6)
  • * Values are numbers (percentages). Denominator varies according to number of valid responses.

  • † Values are means (standard deviations).