|Outcomes at age 1 year||Dexamethasone||Placebo||RRI (95% CI)||NNH (CI)|
|†Abbreviations defined in Glossary; RRI, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.|
|Cerebral palsy||35%||11%||219% (36 to 685)||5 (3 to 14)|
|Neurological abnormality||42%||18%||134% (19 to 380)||5 (3 to 19)|
A 42 day tapering course of dexamethasone reduced duration of assisted ventilation in very low birthweight infants, but increased risk of cerebral palsy at age 1 year
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