TABLE 6.

Panel Opinion: Overall Neonatal Care of Infants in Poor Condition at Birth

Grading of Standard of CareInfants Who Died, % (n = 135)Infants Who Survived, % (n = 59)Crude OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR* (95% CI)
Good47 (34.8)28 (47.5)11
Acceptable33 (24.4)11 (18.6)1.79 (0.78–4.09)1.69 (0.73–3.91)
Substandard, minor25 (18.5)17 (28.8)0.88 (0.40–1.90)0.94 (0.43–2.07)
Substandard, major30 (22.2)3 (5.1)5.96 (1.66–21.33)6.04 (1.68–21.77)
P value.04.03
  • Data are n (%) unless otherwise stated; % was calculated from the number of infants for whom the information was provided (information was missing for 1 infant who died and for 2 of the control subjects).

  • * Adjusted for gender and birth weight ≤5th centile.

  • Test for trend across type of care and its effect on mortality.