Table 2.

Demographic Characteristics of the Randomized Infants (Mean ± SD)

EMLA
n = 25
DPNB
n= 25
Gestational age at birth (wk)32.9 ± 4.434.0 ± 5.0
Postmenstrual age at circumcision (wk)37.3 ± 2.637.8 ± 3.5
Birth weight (g)2084 ± 9502118 ± 877
Weight at circumcision (g)2521 ± 6792515 ± 689
Race
 White56%64%
 African-American28%20%
 Other16%16%
Duration of circumcision (min)4.3 ± 0.9 (n = 22)4.5 ± 1.1 (n = 23)