Table 6

Effect of prednisolone use on birth weight z-score, pre-eclampsia and preterm birth*

Mean (SD) or n (%)No prednisolone
n=78
Prednisolone
n=68
Mean difference (95% CI) or OR (95% CI)P value
Z-score−0.44 (0.84)−0.77 (0.83)0.33 (0.05 to 0.61)0.022
Pre-eclampsia5 (5.2)9 (12.5)2.33 (0.67 to 8.16)0.19
Preterm birth11 (11.5)23 (31.9)3.36 (1.40 to 8.09)0.007
  • *Unadjusted analysis.