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Table 5 Correlating bronchiolitis severity score to screened viruses and outcome in preterm and term infants

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

Variable BSS in preterm P value BSS in term P value
Screened virus (mean ± SD)
 h-MPV 11 ± 1.2 0.721 5 ± 3.3 0.329
 RSV 9.7 ± 3.9 0.676 7.4 ± 3.1 0.015
 Adenovirus 9.5 ± 4 0.953 10.3 ± 2.6 0.233
 Para-influenza 3 13 ± 00 0.214 6.7 ± 2.4 0.189
 Influenza A 10 ± 3.4 0.7 13.5 ± 2.1 0.042
 Mixed viral infection 9.8 ± 3.6 0.723 9.2 ± 3.8 0.537
 Co-infection with bacterial 13.7 ± 1.0 < 0.001 13.7 ± 2.0 < 0.001
Outcome (r)a
 Duration of oxygen therapy 0.653 < 0.001 0.721 < 0.001
 Duration of hospital stay 0.644 < 0.001 0.803 < 0.001
 Duration of PICU admission 0.304 0.220 0.310 0.550
  1. P value > 0.05 is statistically insignificant
  2. BSS bronchiolitis severity score
  3. a(r) is coefficient correlation