We recently analyzed some initial study data, and we wanted to share with you some interesting facts about your fellow WIND Study participants!
Here’s some basic info: the median age of children when they joined the study was 3 months old, and in fact most were younger than 6 months. More than half (63%) of the children in the study are boys, and our participants live in 31 different states and the District of Columbia.
As for breathing problems and respiratory health: for about three-quarters of children, the breathing problem that led to their initial hospitalization (when they were enrolled in the WIND study) was their first ever breathing problem. Interestingly enough, about 65% of participants were hospitalized with the same subtype of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). However, at the time of the 6-month interview, most (also 65%) reported no breathing problems since their hospitalization.