Table 1.

Clinical Characteristics in the Perinatal Period

CharacteristicsPlaceboDexamethasone
n130132
Birth weight (g)1312 ± 361*1286 ± 345
 <10002629
 1000–15005966
 1501–19994537
Gestational age (wk)29.2 ± 2.629.5 ± 2.7
 ≤285548
 29–326471
 33–361113
Appropriate for gestational age/small for gestational age102/2893/39
Sex (M/F)70/6075/58
Type of delivery
 C-section5956
 Vaginal7176
Apgar score
 1-minute
  ≤32828
  4–67181
  >63123
Apgar score
 5-minute
  ≤386
  4–63839
  >68487
Prenatal steroid4439
  • * Mean ± SD.