TABLE 1

Clinical Characteristics as a Function of Chronic Auditory Toxicity (N = 93)

Infants Without Auditory Toxicity (n = 81)Infants With Auditory Toxicity (n = 12)P
GA, wksa37.3 (1.4)37.8 (0.8).23b
Birth weight, ga2681 (440)2705 (401).87b
Sex, n (% male)49 (60)6 (50).54
Mode of delivery, n (% cesarean delivery)18 (22)0 (0).11c
Serum albumin, g/dLa3.57 (0.60)3.76 (0.75).28b
Bilirubin binding capacity, mg/dLa31.4 (5.3)33.1 (6.6).28b
Sepsis, n (%)2 (2)2 (16).08c
Asphyxia (Apgar score <3 at 5 min), n (%)0 (0)0 (0)1.00
Hemolytic disorders, n (%)19 (23)3 (25).99
Polycythemia, n (%)2 (2)0 (0).99c
Breast milk feeding, n (%)77 (95)12 (100).99c
Clinical risk factor, n (%)22 (27)5 (41).32
ET, n (%)31 (38)9 (75).02c
  • 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.