Topical amethocaine gel v placebo during venipuncture in newborn infants*

OutcomesAmethocaine PlaceboRBI (95% CI)NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Proportion who had little or no pain with needle insertion84%30%181% (52 to 490)2 (2 to 5)
Proportion who did not cry at all in the 5 seconds after needle insertion 79%25%216% (56 to 624)2 (2 to 5)