Table 2

Incidence rate ratio of lower respiratory tract infections and mortality following FG placement

LRTI within 1 yearLRTI at any timeMortality at any time
LYPNon-LYPLYPNon- LYPLYPNon- LYP
Events221836592038
Person years3612198645251842
Incidence rate
(per 1000)
606149369918045
Incidence rate ratio4.07
(2.09–8.06)
4.04
(2.59–6.21)
1.76
(1.00–3.11)
P value<0.001P=0.001P=0.047
Incidence rate ratio (adjusted)4.05
(2.08–7.87)
4.21
(2.68–6.63)
1.80
(1.00–3.23)
P value (adjusted)<0.001<0.001P=0.05
  • FG, feeding gastrostomy; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; LYP, LRTI in the year prior to feeding gastrostomy placement.