Table 2.

Comparison Between HFNC and NCPAP

ParameterNCPAPNFNCP*
Apnea
Number (per 6 h)1.6 ± 0.52.0 ± 0.8.7
Average duration (s)22.5 ± 2.024.4 ± 1.9.67
Longest (s)29.1 ± 2.636.7 ± 3.9.31
Bradycardias
Number (per 6 h)2.6 ± 0.53.5 ± 0.8.33
Average duration (s)26.3 ± 2.024.5 ± 2.0.62
Longest (s)38.0 ± 2.838.5 ± 3.4.93
Lowest heart rate80.1 ± 2.278.1 ± 2.3.63
Desaturations
Number (per 6 h)7.5 ± 1.66.2 ± 1.3.52
Average duration (s)32.0 ± 1.825.7 ± 1.8.04
Lowest saturation (%)63.3 ± 2.663.9 ± 2.8.89
Fraction of inspired oxygen (%)22.0 ± 0.322.3 ± 0.6.71
  • * Analysis of variance; data expressed as mean ± standard error.