TABLE 2

Late-Preterm Infants and the Most Frequent Complications of Prematurity During the Birth Hospitalization

Outcome During Initial Birth HospitalizationLate-Preterm MorbidityTerm MorbidityOR (95% CI)P
No.%No.%
Feeding difficulties
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)2932.277.4
Hypoglycemia
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)1415.655.33.30 (1.1–12.2).028
Jaundice
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)4954.43637.91.95 (1.04–3.67).027
Temperature instability
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)910.000.0Infinite.0012
Apnea
    Henderson-Smart38 (34–35Formula wk)7.0<0.1
    Merchant et al42 (35–36Formula wk)612.000.012.0 (4.5–24.3).0267
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)44.000.0.054
Respiratory distress
    Escobar et al24 (34–36Formula wk)34510.79752.7
    Gilbert et al70 (34–36Formula wk)11673.68430.8
    Rubaltelli et al33 (34–36Formula wk)3149.63590.6
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)2628.944.29.14 (2.9–37.8).00001
Received intravenous infusion
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)2426.755.36.48 (2.3–22.9).0007
Underwent sepsis evaluation
    Wang et al2 (35–36Formula wk)3336.71212.63.97 (1.8–9.2).00015
Received mechanical ventilation
    Gilbert et al70 (34–36Formula wk)11033.49500.9
  • OR indicates odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; —, data not reported.