TABLE 3

Effect of Preterm Birth on Spo2, HR, and Temperature

Spo2, %HR, beats per minuteTemperature, °C
PretermTermPretermTermPretermTerm
2–4 weeks
 Supine
  QS98.8 (0.2)***97.3 (0.3)135.8 (1.3)137.8 (1.8)35.7 (0.2)***36.8 (0.2)
  AS98.6 (0.2)***97.0 (0.4)136.9 (1.4)139.5 (1.9)35.8 (0.2)***36.8 (0.2)
 Prone
  QS98.9 (0.2)***96.9 (0.3)139.2 (1.6)141.2 (2.0)36.7 (0.2)*37.3 (0.2)
  AS98.8 (0.2)***96.9 (0.3)139.2 (1.6)141.4 (2.0)36.6 (0.1)*37.2 (0.2)
2–3 months
 Supine
  QS98.1 (0.2)97.8 (0.3)126.8 (1.9)*133.2 (2.5)35.6 (0.1)***36.6 (0.1)
  AS98.2 (0.2)97.6 (0.3)129.3 (1.9)135.2 (2.6)35.7 (0.1)***36.6 (0.1)
 Prone
  QS98.3 (0.2)98.2 (0.2)128.5 (1.8)*136.1 (2.3)36.2 (0.1)***37.2 (0.1)
  AS98.4 (0.2)98.3 (0.2)129.4 (1.8)**137.4 (2.3)36.3 (0.1)***37.1 (0.1)
5–6 months
 Supine
  QS97.8 (0.2)**96.8 (0.3)117.9 (1.7)121.4 (1.9)35.0 (0.3)*36.1 (0.3)
  AS98.1 (0.2)***96.9 (0.3)122.2 (1.8)125.1 (1.9)35.0 (0.3)35.4 (0.3)
 Prone
  QS98.3 (0.2)*97.4 (0.3)122.2 (1.9)125.1 (2.1)36.1 (0.1)***36.9 (0.2)
  AS98.4 (0.2)**97.4 (0.3)124.5 (2.0)128.8 (2.1)36.2 (0.1)***37.0 (0.2)
  • Values are mean (SEM). *P < .05; **P < .01; ***P < .001 preterm versus term.