TABLE 2

Neonatal Demographic Data (n = 3144): Cases and Matched Controls

CharacteristicControls (n = 2357), n (%)NEC cases (n = 787), n (%)χ2PTotal (n = 3144), n (%)
Race1182 (50.2)395 (50.2).98371577 (50.2)
    Black
Gender1213 (51.5)374 (47.5).05551587 (50.5)
    Male
Site of birth257 (10.9)121 (15.4).0008378 (12.0)
    Outborn
5-min Apgar score796 (33.8)268 (34.1).88511064 (33.8)
    <7
Postnatal steroids592 (25.1)212 (26.9).3106804 (25.6)
    Yes
Birth weight.9999
    401–750 g776 (32.9)260 (33.0)1036 (33)
    751–1000 g696 (29.5)232 (29.5)928 (29.5)
    1001–1250 g510 (21.6)170 (21.6)680 (21.6)
    1251–1500 g375 (15.9)125 (15.9)500 (15.9)