TABLE 2.

Characteristics of Infants With a Blood Sugar ≤40 mg/dL as Compared With Infants With a Blood Sugar >40 mg/dL

CharacteristicBS <40 mg/dL (n = 27)BS >40 mg/dL (n = 158)P Value
Birth weight, g3628 ± 7073355 ± 592.03
Gestational age, wk39.8 ± 1.639.6 ± 1.3
Labor complications
    FTHR abn727
    Meconium ± FTHR abn725
    Meconium only312
    Chorioamnionitis033.0005
    Abruption219
    PIH111
    IDM63.0003
    No abnormality08
    Other120
Mode of delivery
    Vaginal739
    CS846
    Emergent CS1162
    Forceps111
Delivery room events
    CPR818.03
    5-Min Apgar score ≤51247
    Cord arterial pH6.89 ± 0.066.89 ± 0.09
    Base deficit, mEq/L18 ± 318 ± 4
NICU characteristics
    Initial blood pressure, mm Hg37 ± 1146 ± 10.0003
    Initial temperature, °C36.4 ± 0.8636.7 ± 0.86
  • BS indicates blood sugar.