Table 1.

Common Clinical Risk Factors for Severe Hyperbilirubinemia*

Jaundice in the first 24 h
Visible jaundice before discharge
Previous jaundiced sibling
Gestation 35–38 wk
Exclusive breastfeeding
East Asian race
Bruising, cephalhematoma
Maternal age ≥25 y
Male sex
  • * The more risk factors present, the greater risk of severe hyperbilirubinemia.