Parameter | NCPAP | NFNC | P^{*} |
---|---|---|---|

Apnea | |||

Number (per 6 h) | 1.6 ± 0.5 | 2.0 ± 0.8 | .7 |

Average duration (s) | 22.5 ± 2.0 | 24.4 ± 1.9 | .67 |

Longest (s) | 29.1 ± 2.6 | 36.7 ± 3.9 | .31 |

Bradycardias | |||

Number (per 6 h) | 2.6 ± 0.5 | 3.5 ± 0.8 | .33 |

Average duration (s) | 26.3 ± 2.0 | 24.5 ± 2.0 | .62 |

Longest (s) | 38.0 ± 2.8 | 38.5 ± 3.4 | .93 |

Lowest heart rate | 80.1 ± 2.2 | 78.1 ± 2.3 | .63 |

Desaturations | |||

Number (per 6 h) | 7.5 ± 1.6 | 6.2 ± 1.3 | .52 |

Average duration (s) | 32.0 ± 1.8 | 25.7 ± 1.8 | .04 |

Lowest saturation (%) | 63.3 ± 2.6 | 63.9 ± 2.8 | .89 |

Fraction of inspired oxygen (%) | 22.0 ± 0.3 | 22.3 ± 0.6 | .71 |

↵* Analysis of variance; data expressed as mean ± standard error.