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Table 2 Crude outcome: administration of recommended dosage of antenatal glucocorticoid

From: Antenatal corticosteroid administration in women undergoing tocolytic treatment who delivered before 34 weeks of gestation: a retrospective cohort study using a national inpatient database

Completed administration of glucocorticoida Total Duration of ritodrine hydrochloride infusion
≤48 h 3–6 days 7–13 days 14–27 days ≥28 days
within 7 days 23.2% (939/4048) 25.0%
(368/1472)
45.4%
(377/831)
16.0%
(78/488)
9.6%
(55/570)
8.9%
(61/687)
within 14 days 27.9% (1129/4048) 25.7%
(378/1472)
46.9%
(390/831)
40.4%
(197/488)
15.6%
(89/570)
10.9%
(75/687)
  1. aIntramuscular glucocorticoid injection of betamethasone 24 mg or dexamethasone 24 mg before preterm birth (< 34 weeks of gestation)