TABLE 1

Comparison of Baseline Characteristics Between Groups

CharacteristicGroup A (n = 35)Group B (n = 18)Group C (n = 17)P
Gestational age, median (first–third quartile), completed weeks32 (29–32)32 (29.75–33)31 (29.5–32.5).8
Birth weight, mean ± SD, g1271.11 ± 258.51163.83 ± 234.81078.06 ± 241.2.009
Male sex, n (%)18 (51.4)11 (61.1)7 (41.1).5
Delivery by LSCS, n (%)9 (25.7)10 (55.5)14 (82.3).001
One-minute Apgar score <510 (28.5)3 (16.67)3 (17.6).5
Cord pH, median (first–third quartile)7.25 (7.21–7.3)7.29 (7.21–7.37)7.23 (7.20–7.24).4
Platelet count, median (first–third quartile), ×105 cells per μL2.28 (1.94–3.19)1.25 (1.14–1.25)0.68 (0.54–0.83)<.001
Maternal hypertension, n (%)18 (51.4)18 (51.4)16 (94.1).010
pPROM, n (%)4 (11.4)01 (5.8).03
  • LSCS, lower segment cesarean section (delivery); pPROM, preterm premature rupture of membranes.