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Table 1 Major outcomes for wound healing and infection for superficial and partial thickness burns

From: Systematic review of the use of honey as a wound dressing

Outcome Number Outcome Outcome Relative NNT
  of achieved achieved benefit (95%
  trials with with (95% CI) CI)
   honey control   
   (%) (%)   
7-day 4 97/167 29/151 3.0 (2.2 to 2.6 (2.1
wound   (58%) (19%) 4.3) to 3.4)
healing      
  2 43/90 8/74 4.1 (2.1 to 2.7 (2.0
   (48%) (11%) 8.2) to 4.1)
21-day 4 165/167 113/151 1.3 (1.2 to 4.2 (3.3
wound   (99%) (75%) 1.4) to 6.0)
healing      
  2 90/90 70/74 1.05 (0.99 to 21 (10 to
   (100%) (95%) 1.1) no
      benefit)
7-day 4 114/134 37/124 2.7 (2.0 to 1.8 (1.5
infections   (85%) (30%) 3.5) to 2.2)
  2 60/68 18/61 2.6 (1.8 to 1.7 (1.4
   (88%) (30%) 3.7) to 2.3)
  1. Trials included were 16-18, 20 for all four comparisons with honey, and 17 and 18 for comparisons with treatments without biological plausibility