TABLE 2

Neonatal Laboratory Data

NICU Admissions, N = 78Nonadmissions, N = 162P
WBC counta
 Birth–12 h20.7 (±7.9)19.4 (±5.5).19
 12–24 h23.6 (±7.4)20.7 (±5.2).036
 24–48 h18.4 (±5.6)16.5 (±4.3).013
hsCRP (mg/dL)b
 Birth–12 h0.3 (0.2–1.8)0.2(0.2–0.4)<.001
 12–24 h12.05 (2.3–30.1)2.2 (0.8–4.9)<.001
 24–48 h13.5 (3.2–25.6)2 (0.8–4.6)<.001
  • a Mean (±SD).

  • b Median (25th–75th percentile).