Table 1.

Distribution of 579 Newborns by Outcome and a Series of Possible Outcome Predictor Variables in the Three Participating NICUs

VariableNICU ANICU BNICU C
N%N%N%
Survival
 Yes132(92.3)282(92.2)116(89.2)
 No11(7.7)24(7.8)14(10.8)
Gender
 Male74(51.7)157(51.3)76(58.5)
 Female69(48.3)149(48.7)54(41.5)
Maternal citizenship
 Greek or other EU state124(86.7)231(75.5)123(94.6)
 Other19(13.3)75(24.5)7(5.4)
Referral
 No142(99.3)294(96.1)34(26.2)
 Yes1(0.7)12(3.9)96(73.8)
GA
 <28 weeks16(11.2)12(3.9)5(3.8)
 28–3039(27.2)23(7.5)12(9.2)
 31–3344(30.8)64(20.9)34(26.2)
 34–3624(16.8)84(27.5)36(27.7)
 ≥3720(14.0)123(40.2)43(33.1)
BW
 <1000 g15(10.5)13(4.2)8(6.2)
 1000–149948(33.6)30(9.8)11(8.5)
 1500–199937(25.8)68(22.2)32(24.6)
 2000–249919(13.3)52(17.0)26(20.0)
 2500–299910(7.0)58(19.0)22(16.9)
 3000–34999(6.3)51(16.7)22(16.9)
 3500+5(3.5)34(11.1)9(6.9)
Apgar score (5 minutes)a
 <7 Units17(12.2)22(7.3)13(14.4)
 ≥7 Units122(87.8)281(92.7)77(85.6)
SNAP values, first 24 hours
 <5 points54(37.7)85(27.8)31(23.9)
 5–941(28.7)93(30.4)47(36.2)
 10–1432(22.4)65(21.2)32(24.6)
 15–1910(7.0)34(11.1)13(10.0)
 20–244(2.8)12(3.9)2(1.5)
 25–291(0.7)11(3.6)3(2.3)
 ≥301(0.7)6(2.0)2(1.5)
SNAP values, first 12 hours
 <5 points63(44.0)93(30.4)43(33.1)
 5–941(28.7)97(31.7)51(39.2)
 10–1428(19.6)66(21.5)24(18.5)
 15–197(4.9)26(8.5)7(5.4)
 20–244(2.8)14(4.6)3(2.3)
 ≥250(0.0)10(3.3)2(1.5)
SNAP values, second 12 hours
 <5 points91(63.6)192(62.7)68(52.3)
 5–943(30.1)75(24.5)41(31.5)
 10–146(4.2)26(8.5)16(12.3)
 15–193(2.1)7(2.3)1(0.8)
 ≥200(0.0)6(2.0)4(3.1)
  • a Forty-seven infants are excluded because of missing values.