Table 2

Odds ratio for risk of death and other outcomes associated with salmeterol treatment: any salmeterol versus non-LABA (215 studies)

Primary analyses: Peto method
OutcomeNo of studies with dataOdds ratio (95% CI)
Fixed effectRandom effects
Asthma deaths72.7 (1.4 to 5.3)2.6 (1.1 to 5.9)
All deaths151.3 (1.0 to 1.8)1.3 (1.0 to 1.8)
Hospitalisations1041.2 (1.1 to 1.4)1.4 (1.1 to 1.7)
Intubations141.6 (1.0 to 2.5)1.6 (0.9 to 2.8)