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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of preterm and term infants with bronchiolitis, Cairo University Specialized Pediatric Hospital

From: Prematurity, a significant predictor for worse outcome in viral bronchiolitis: a comparative study in infancy

Variables Preterm infants
(n = 74)
Term infants
(n = 79)
*P value
Age in months (mean ± SD) 5.2 ± 4.1 7 ± 4.2 0.001
Sex
 Male 36 (48.6%) 41 (51.9%) 0.747
 Female 38 (51.4%) 38 (48.1%)
History of passive smoking 46 (62.2%) 41 (51.9%) 0.253
Non-exclusive breast feeding 32 (43.2%) 27 (34.2%) 0.319
  1. *P value > 0.05 is statistically insignificant