TABLE 1.

Infant Characteristics

Experimental n = 13Control n = 16P Value
Gestational age (wk)27.8 ± 1.327.6 ± 1.40.58
Birth weight (g)1205 ± 3031033 ± 177.09
% Male6963
White:Black:Hispanic6:6:18:7:1
Oxygen therapy (d)15.5 ± 20.727.4 ± 24.2.17
Mechanical ventilator6.1 ± 3.26.9 ± 4.9.61
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (d)24.6 ± 13.128.9 ± 12.4.37
Introduction to tube-feeding
 Postnatal age (d)8.5 ± 3.27.6 ± 3.7.45
 PMA (wk)29.1 ± 1.228.6 ± 12.6.40
Feedings withheld (d)0.6 ± 1.01.6 ± 2.3.15
  • Mean ± standard deviation.

    No significant difference between groups.