TABLE 3.

Primary and Secondary Outcomes in Study Infants (Mean ± SD)

OutcomeAdvancing VolumeMinimal VolumeP Value
n7071
NEC (%)7 (10)1 (1.4).03*
Death (%)3 (4.3)3 (4.2).97
Age full enteral feeds (d; median and range)19 (11–74)36 (19–130)<.001
Age full oral feeds (d; median and range)57 (21–144)62 (34–216).023
Discharge home (d; median and range)64 (39–186)76 (24–228)<.001
Discharge weight (g)2509 ± 5162541 ± 655.83
Infants with late sepsis (%)19 (27)20 (28).91
Infants with central venous lines (%)13 (19)37 (52)<.001
Days of parenteral nutrition24 ± 1438 ± 19<.0001
Cholestatic jaundice10.97
NEC or death8 (11.4)4 (5.6).67
  • * Fisher exact test, 1 tail.

  • Mann-Whitney test.