Study Update: Get to Know the Children in the WIND Study!

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.