TABLE 4.

Duration of Selected Variables, Late-Onset Sepsis Review: NICHD Neonatal Research Network, September 1, 1998 Through August 31, 2000

VariableDuration (Days)*P Value
Late-Onset SepsisNo Late-Onset Sepsis
Mechanical ventilation23.7 ± 0.5011.6 ± 0.26<.001
UAC4.9 ± 0.133.7 ± 0.07<.001
UVC4.0 ± 0.142.8 ± 0.07<.001
Central venous catheter7.2 ± 0.331.3 ± 0.17<.001
Percutaneous central line16.4 ± 0.418.5 ± 0.21<.001
PAL2.6 ± 0.131.1 ± 0.07<.001
Hyperalimentation33.1 ± 0.4716.5 ± 0.24<.001
Enteral feedings begun7.3 ± 0.155.5 ± 0.08<.001
Full enteral feedings27.9 ± 0.3817.3 ± 0.19<.001
Regained birth weight14.1 ± 0.1813.7 ± 0.10.05
Duration of hospital stay78.6 ± 1.0860.2 ± 0.54<.001
  • * Mean ± standard error.

  • Adjusting for GA and study center.