Table 3

Odds ratio for risk of death and other outcomes associated with salmeterol treatment: salmeterol versus placebo (54 studies)

Primary analyses: Peto method
OutcomeNo of studies with dataOdds ratio (95% CI)
Fixed effectRandom effects
Asthma deaths17.3 (1.8 to 29.4)NA
All deaths21.1 (0.6 to 2.0)1.1 (0.5 to 2.3)
Hospitalisations231.4 (1.0 to 2.0)1.4 (1.0 to 2.0)
Intubations41.5 (0.7 to 3.3)1.4 (0.4 to 4.9)