Table 4

Odds ratio for risk of death and other outcomes associated with salmeterol treatment: salmeterol/ICS (randomised or background) versus ICS (randomised or background) (127 studies)

Primary analyses: Peto method
OutcomeNo of studies with dataOdds ratio (95% CI)
Fixed effectRandom effects
Asthma deaths22.1 (0.6 to 7.9)2.2 (0.5 to 9.3)
All deaths81.5 (0.8 to 2.7)1.5 (0.8 to 2.7)
Hospitalisations551.3 (1.1 to 1.5)1.4 (1.1 to 1.8)
Intubations61.7 (0.9 to 3.4)1.7 (0.9 to 3.4)