TABLE 1.

Characteristics of Infants With Abnormal and Normal Neurologic Outcome

CharacteristicAbnormal (n = 41)Normal (n = 144)P Value
Birth weight, g3450 ± 7083375 ± 590
Gestational age, wk39.3 ± 1.539.7 ± 1.4
Labor complications
    FTHR abn1321.02
    Meconium ± FTHR abn923
    Meconium only312
    Chorioamnionitis627
    Abruption714
    PIH012
    IDM27
    No abnormality09
    Other119
Mode of delivery
    Vaginal838
    CS846
    Emergent CS2350.01
    Forceps210
Delivery room events
    CPR224.00001
    5-Min Apgar score ≤53327.00001
    Cord arterial pH6.79 ± 0.106.91 ± 0.07.00005
    Base deficit, mEq/L22 ± 417 ± 3.8.00005
NICU characteristics
    Initial blood pressure, mm Hg41 ± 1346 ± 10.008
    Initial blood sugar, mg/dL76 ± 58108 ± 53.00004
    Initial temperature, °C36.3 ± 1.136.8 ± 0.7.001
  • FTHR indicates fetal heart rate; abn, abnormality; PIH, pregnancy-induced hypertension; IDM, infant of diabetic mother; CS, cesarean section.