TABLE 2

Late-Preterm Infants and the Most Frequent Complications of Prematurity During the Birth Hospitalization

Outcome During Initial Birth HospitalizationLate-Preterm MorbidityTerm MorbidityOR (95% CI)P
No.%No.%
Feeding difficulties
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)2932.277.4
Hypoglycemia
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)1415.655.33.30 (1.1–12.2).028
Jaundice
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)4954.43637.91.95 (1.04–3.67).027
Temperature instability
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)910.000.0Infinite.0012
Apnea
    Henderson-Smart38 (34–35Embedded Image wk)7.0<0.1
    Merchant et al42 (35–36Embedded Image wk)612.000.012.0 (4.5–24.3).0267
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)44.000.0.054
Respiratory distress
    Escobar et al24 (34–36Embedded Image wk)34510.79752.7
    Gilbert et al70 (34–36Embedded Image wk)11673.68430.8
    Rubaltelli et al33 (34–36Embedded Image wk)3149.63590.6
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)2628.944.29.14 (2.9–37.8).00001
Received intravenous infusion
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)2426.755.36.48 (2.3–22.9).0007
Underwent sepsis evaluation
    Wang et al2 (35–36Embedded Image wk)3336.71212.63.97 (1.8–9.2).00015
Received mechanical ventilation
    Gilbert et al70 (34–36Embedded Image wk)11033.49500.9
  • OR indicates odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; —, data not reported.