TABLE 4.

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
WBLAOWBLAO
Exclusive or partial breastfeeding35–36.181.067.123.219.1006313915
37.121.043.081.149.065832524411
38.041.014.027.052.02124265531232
39.053.018.034.066.02731086662039
≥40.063.021.041.079.0334411191212663
Formula feeding35–36.123.044.082.151.0668612114
37.081.028.053.100.04291192375
38.027.009.017.033.0142222818412
39.034.011.022.043.0183225322424
≥40.041.014.026.051.0214828546319
  • 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.