Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia Management Benchmarking Model

Feeding TypeGestational Age in WeeksPredicted Probability of Hyperbilirubinemia (P) Controlling for Selected Risk FactorsHypothetical Hospital:Assumed Number ofNewborns (f) by Risk Factors
Maternal RaceMaternal Race
Exclusive or partial breastfeeding35–
Formula feeding35–
  • W indicates white; B, black; L, Latino; A, Asian; O, other/unknown. Hyperbilirubinemia is defined as a TSB value exceeding age-specific AAP criteria for considering phototherapy. Predicted probabilities are calculated by using the equation obtained from the regression analysis for the benchmarking model:

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    where P represents the probability of a TSB value exceeding age-specific AAP criteria, and the independent variables are assigned either a 1 for having the specified characteristic or 0 for not having the characteristic.