Table 1.

Participant Characteristics

CharacteristicPreterm Infants
(n = 50)
Term Infants
(n = 50)
Male22 (44%)27 (54%)
Gestational age (wk) (range)35.8 ± 0.6 (34.7–36.7)39.5 ± 1.4 (37.0–42.0)
Birth weight (g) (range)2442 ± 356 (1810–3784)3323 ± 768 (1889–5216)
Small for gestational age2 (4%) 6 (12%)
Large for gestational age1 (2%)11 (22%)
Age at test (days) (range)3.6 ± 1.9 (1–8)2.2 ± 1.0 (1–7)
Multiple gestation28 (56%)2 (4%)
C-section rate32 (64%)20 (40%)
Fetal distress 6 (12%)19 (38%)
  • Data presented as the number (percentage) of infants or as the mean ± 1 standard deviation.