TABLE 1.

Demographic Characteristics of the Study Newborns (n = 5507)

Gender (%)
 Male49.8
 Female50.2
Maternal race (%)
 White14.4
 Black52.9
 Latino24.3
 Asian2.4
 Other/unknown6.1
Gestational age in weeks (%)
 35–365.1
 377.5
 3818.8
 3926.4
 4027.5
 4113.0
 ≥421.8
Maternal age in years (%)
 <2013.2
 20–24.929.6
 25–29.927.1
 30–34.918.7
 ≥3511.4
 Feeding type (%)
 Exclusively breastfed29.8
 Partially breastfed27.6
 Formula-fed42.6
Age at discharge in hours (mean ± SD)
 Vaginal delivery41.56 ± 20.5
 Caesarian delivery74.09 ± 8.86
Access to care (%)*
 HFHSF63.5
 Non-HFSHF36.5
  • Because of small numbers, we combined the Native American, other, and unknown race categories.

  • * HFHSF represents newborns delivered at HFH and followed through HFHS even after 15 days of age; and non-HFHSF represents newborns delivered at HFH and not followed through HFHS after 15 days of age.