TABLE 1

Distribution of Some of the Perinatal Characteristic Features in Relation to G6PD Status

ParameterG6PD StatusP
Deficient (n = 129)Intermediate (n = 69)Normal (n = 446)
Gestational age, mean (SD), wk38.4 (1.8)38.3 (2.2)38.3 (1.8).84a
Birth wt, mean (SD), kg3.0 (0.6)2.9 (0.7)3.0 (0.6).37a
1-min Apgar score, mean (SD)8.7 (1.5)8.8 (1.4)8.7 (1.6).81a
5-min Apgar score, mean (SD)9.8 (0.5)9.9 (0.5)9.9 (0.6).91a
Age feeding commenced, mean (SD), min343.3 (573.7)431.6 (674.7)329.3 (504.8).34b
Mode of feeding, n (%)c
 Breastfeeding121 (93.8)67 (97.1)423 (94.8)
 Formula feeding3 (2.3)0 (0)11 (2.5)
 Mixed feeding5 (3.9)2 (2.9)12 (2.7).69§
ABO incompatibility setup, n (%)c
 Present8 (14.3)5 (13.5)46 (18.8)
 Absent48 (85.7)32 (86.5)199 (81.2).58d
Gender, n (%)e
 Male84 (23.8)31 (8.8)238 (67.4)
 Female45 (15.4)38 (13.1)208 (71.5).01
  • a Analysis of variance.

  • b Kruskal-Wallis.

  • c Figures in parenthesis are percentages of total in each column.

  • d χ2.

  • e Figures in parenthesis are percentages of total in that row.