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Table 1 Updated systematic review results (Pediatrics 2010)

From: Evidence-based guidelines for use of probiotics in preterm neonates

Outcome RRa(95% CI) Pvalue NNTb(95% CIc)
NEC 0.35 (0.23 to 0.55) 0.00001 25 (17 to 34)
Mortality 0.42 (0.29 to 0.62) 0.00001 20 (14 to 34)
Sepsis 0.98 (0.81 to 1.18) 0.80 N/Ad
  1. aRelative risk.
  2. bConfidence interval.
  3. cNumbers needed to treat.
  4. dNot available.