TABLE 3.

Timing of Initial Newborn Follow-up

Percentage of Newborns with Follow-up in Each Time Period
All Newborns (n = 2727)Early-Discharged Newborns (n = 1328)Later-Discharged Newborns (n = 1399)
Within 2 d of discharge32.432.532.4
3–7 d after discharge23.123.722.6
More than 7 d after discharge44.243.644.9
Never had follow-up0.20.20.2
  • Early discharge defined as <2 nights for vaginal delivery and <4 nights for cesarean delivery; later discharge defined as ≥2 nights for vaginal delivery and ≥4 nights for cesarean delivery

    Percentages are weighted. Each n represents unweighted sample size.

    Data on timing of follow-up were missing for 34 participants who had data on length of stay (20 with early discharge and 14 with later discharge).

    Some numbers do not add to 100% because of rounding.