TABLE 1

Modified Clinical Risk Index for Hyperbilirubinemia

Subtotal ASubtotal BSubtotal C
Gestational AgeScoreFeedingScoreOtherScore
35 wk12Breast milk only6Jaundice requiring phototherapy in parent or sibling6
36 wk10Formula only−6Cephalhematoma or bruising4
37 wk7Breast milk + formula0Asian4
38 wk4Maternal age of ≥25 y3
39 wk2Male1
40 wk0
41 wk−2
42 wk−4
  • Total score = subtotal A + subtotal B + subtotal C.