TABLE 1

Study Characteristics

CharacteristicSucrose (n = 38)Sterile Water (n = 45)P
Gender, n (%).71
    Male21 (55.3)23 (52.3)
    Female17 (44.7)22 (47.7)
Type of delivery, n (%).33a
    Spontaneous vaginal24 (64.9)33 (73.3)
    Cesarean11 (47.8)12 (26.7)
    Not identified2 (5.4)0 (0.0)
Gestational age, mean ± SD, wk39.45 ± 0.9539.42 ± 1.06.91
Birth weight, mean ± SD, kg3.50 ± 0.483.52 ± 0.43.85
  • a Data are from exact test.