Table 2.

Decline of Bilirubin Concentration and Type of Phototherapy

Decline/Failure by Therapy GroupResponseP
Duration, h*
 Double fiber-optic64.85  + 5.43†
<.05
 Large fiber-optic82.57  + 5.84†
1.0 ≫ .5
 Standard fiber-optic87.05  + 6.09†
<.001
 Conventional62.61  + 3.74†
24-h decline, %*
 Double fiber-optic21.82  + 1.71‡
<.01
 Large fiber-optic14.50  + 1.53§
.1 ≫ .05
 Standard fiber-optic10.26  + 1.84‡
<.001
 Conventional19.00  + 1.65§
Overall decline rate, %/h*
 Double fiber-optic0.71  + 0.05†
<.01
 Large fiber-optic0.52  + 0.04‡
.4 ≫ .3
 Standard fiber-optic0.47  + 0.03†
<.001
 Conventional0.75  + 0.04‡
No. of failures
 Double fiber-optic0 of 42
.3 ≫ .2
 Large fiber-optic3 of 43
1.0 ≫ .9
 Standard fiber-optic4 of 42
.2 ≫ .1
 Conventional0 of 44
  • * Values presented as mean ± SEM.

  • P < .01.

  • P < .001.

  • § P < .05.