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Table 4 Meta-analysis of two randomised trials assessing bed rest for triplets

From: Hospitalisation for bed rest for women with a triplet pregnancy: an abandoned randomised controlled trial and meta-analysis

Outcome Number Trials Number Participants Relative Risk 95% Confidence Intervals
Gestational age at birth (weeks)* 2 26 0.57 -1.36 to 2.51
Birth <37 weeks gestation 2 26 0.80 0.59 to 1.09
Birth <34 weeks gestation 2 26 0.87 0.36 to 2.08
Caesarean section 2 26 1.18 0.47 to 2.96
Maternal hypertension 2 26 0.43 0.11 to 1.72
Birth weight <2500 grams 2 75 0.87 0.36 to 2.08
Birth weight <1500 grams 2 75 1.18 0.47 to 2.96
Apgar score <7 at 5 mins 2 75 0.43 0.11 to 1.72
Neonatal unit admission 2 71 0.90 0.74 to 1.09
Neonatal stay >7 days 2 71 1.39 0.80 to 2.42
Perinatal Death 2 78 2.71 0.12 to 63.84
Neonatal Death 2 75 0.19 0.02 to 1.53
  1. *weighted mean difference