Table 2.

Characteristics of Study Participants

CareLink
Group
Usual Care
Group
Birth weight (mean ± SD)960 ± 2781026 ± 302P = .38
 <750 g (n) 8 8
 750–999 g 8 7
1000–1500 g10 15
Gestational age (wk) (± SD)27.8 ± 2.427.5 ± 2.3P = .73
Gender (% female)35%30%P = .80
5-minute Apgar ≤7 n(%)9 (35%)9 (30%)P = .78
Plurality
 Singleton n(%)19 (73%)19 (63%)
 Twin n(%)6 (23%)10 (33%)
 Triplet n(%)1 (48%)1 (3%)
C-section n(%)2 (8%)11 (37%)P = .01
Maternal race (% African-American)19%23%
Maternal age (y ± SD)31.3 ± 7.331.4 ± 6.4P = .69
 <21 n (%)1 (4%)2 (7%)
 >35n (%)6 (23%)9 (30%)
Insurance statusP = .052
 Commercial (n)21 19
 Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) (n) 0 6
 Self-pay or government program (n) 5 5
High-risk maternal antenatal transfer (%)30%19%P = .35