TABLE 1

Characteristics of the Study Sample (N = 86)

Characteristicsn%
Gender, male4249
Birth weight <1000 g4451
Small for gestational age (−2SD)78
Gestational age <28 weeks4856
IVH Grade III/IV67
Cystic PVL (ultrasound)33
Oxygen at 36 wk2731
Postnatal steroids45
Proven or suspected necrotizing enterocolitis1517