TABLE 2.

Maternal and Neonatal Demographic Characteristics

Lucinactant (N = 119)Poractant Alfa (N = 124)
Birth weight, g, mean ± SD929 ± 189937 ± 196
Gestational age, wk, mean ± SD27.0 ± 1.227.1 ± 1.4
Birth weight stratification, no. (%)
    600–1000 g79 (66.4)81 (65.3)
    1001–1250 g40 (33.6)43 (34.7)
Median Apgar scores (range)
    1 min6 (1–10)6 (0–9)
    5 min8 (3–10)8 (4–10)
Male/female ratio59:6064:60
Clinical chorioamnionitis, no. (%)23 (19.3)26 (21.0)
Oligohydramnios for >21 d, no. (%)5 (4.2)4 (3.3)
Rupture of membranes, no. (%)
    Spontaneous61 (51.3)72 (59.5)
    Artificial58 (48.7)49 (40.5)
Prenatal steroid administration, no. (%)105 (88.2)105 (84.7)
Tocolytic therapy, no. (%)71 (60.2)79 (63.7)
  • There were no statistically significant differences between groups for any of the parameters.