Table 1.

Data of Infants Studied

Infant CharacteristicDaylight PhototherapyFiber-optic Phototherapy
Double MatLarge MatStandard Mat
No. (M:F)44 (27:17)42 (20:22)43 (26:17)42 (23:19)
Birth weight, g*3080.5  ± 77.13119.2  ± 64.53059.4  ± 57.73200.1  ± 49.8
Gestational age, wk*38.2  ± 0.338.7  ± 0.238.8  ± 0.238.6  ± 0.2
Age, d*4.1  ± 0.24.0  ± 0.24.1  ± 0.24.0  ± 0.2
Hemoglobin, g/L*
 Start181.5  ± 3.4184.2  ± 3.0180.5  ± 2.9185.0  ± 4.1
 End169.4  ± 3.1164.2  ± 5.0165.9  ± 2.8167.3  ± 3.1
Hematocrit*
 Start0.56  ± 0.010.56  ± 0.010.57  ± 0.030.56  ± 0.01
 End0.51  ± 0.010.51  ± 0.010.51  ± 0.010.51  ± 0.01
Bilirubin, μmol/L*
 Start261.8  ± 2.7259.8  ± 2.9262.8  ± 2.5260.9  ± 2.4
 End152.8  ± 2.6153.8  ± 2.6164.0  ± 2.2165.0  ± 2.2
  • * Values expressed as mean ± SEM.