TABLE 3

Demographics and Outcomes for Subgroups by Gestational Age

PB + EMPBP
Infants <28 wkn = 15n = 14
 Gestational age (wk)a25 (1.5)26 (1.1).146
 Birth wt (g)a746 (150)881 (216).059
 Maternal fever1 (7)1 (7).997
 Time to NICU admission (min)a23 (7)18 (4).021c
 Admission rectal temperature 36.5–37.5(°C)b7 (47)13 (93).007c
 Admission rectal temperature (°C)a37.5 (0.9)36.7 (0.4).008c
 Admission rectal temperature >37.5°Cb7 (47)0 (0).004c
 Admission rectal temperature <36.5°Cb1 (7)1 (7).960
 Admission axillary temperature (°C)a37.4 (0.8)36.5 (0.5).002c
Infants ≥28 wkn = 22n = 21
 Gestational age (wk)a29 (0.8)29 (0.7).723c
 Birth wt (g)a1317 (262)1402 (331).354c
 Maternal fever3 (14)4 (19).631c
 Time to NICU admission (min)a24 (6)20 (8).118c
 Admission rectal temperature 36.5–37.5 (°C)b8 (36)14 (67).047c
 Admission rectal temperature (°C)a37.3 (0.9)37.2 (0.6).398c
 Admission rectal temperature >37.5°Cb10 (45)6 (29).252c
 Admission rectal temperature <36.5°Cb4 (18)1 (5).170c
 Admission axillary temperature (°C)a37.3 (0.9)37.1 (0.6).474c
  • a Data are mean (SD).

  • b Data are n (%).

  • c Significant P value.