Table 4A.

Demographic and Admission Data (Age, 20 Min)

19941996
n 5667
Gestational age (wk)26.5  ± 1.826.9  ± 2.0
Birth weight (g)773  ± 146739  ± 156
SGA, n (%)16 (29)30 (45)
Female, n (%)25 (45)37 (55)
Prenatal betamethasone, n (%)32 (57)49 (73) (P < .052)
CRIB score6.0  ± 3.76.9  ± 4.1
Umbilical artery pH7.24  ± 0.087.26  ± 0.12*
Apgar, 5 min7.8  ± 2.17.9  ± 1.4
Hypothermia,#,n (%)18 (32) 8 (12)
Mean arterial pressure (mm Hg)28  ± 731  ± 9*
Serum glucose (mmol/L)2.2  ± 1.42.7  ± 2.4
Connatal sepsis, n (%)18 (32)15 (22)
  • * P < .05. SGA, small for gestational age (<3rd percentile).19

  • At time of admission.

  • # Body temperature <35°C, (<95°F).