TABLE 3

Clinical Characteristics as a Function of Chronic Auditory Toxicity in the Subgroup of Neonates With TSB <25 mg/dL (N = 63)

Neonates Without Auditory Toxicity (n = 58)Neonates With Auditory Toxicity (n = 5)P
GA, wksa37.2 (1.3)38.3 (1.5).06b
Birth weight, ga2648 (424)2692 (295).77b
Sex, n (% male)38 (65)1 (20).06c
Mode of delivery, n (% cesarean delivery)14 (24)0 (0).57c
Serum albumin, g/dLa3.56 (0.5)3.54 (0.9).81b
Bilirubin binding capacity, mg/dLa31.3 (4.7)31.1 (8.2).81b
Sepsis, n (%)1 (2)0 (0).99c
Asphyxia (Apgar score <3 at 5 min), n (%)0 (0)0 (0)1.00c
Hemolytic disorders, n (%)13 (22)1 (20).99c
Polycythemia, n (%)1 (2)0 (0).99c
Breast milk feeding, n (%)55 (95)5 (100).99c
Clinical risk factor, n (%)15 (26)1 (20).99c
ET, n (%)13 (22)2 (40).58c
  • Clinical risk factors: hemolysis, asphyxia, hypoxia (Pao2 <45 mm Hg), acidosis (pH < 7.25), or albumin <3 g/dL.

  • a Mean (SD).

  • b Mann–Whitney U test.

  • c Fisher’s exact test.