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Table 1 Characteristics between study groups

From: Levels of 25 cytokines in the first seven days of life in newborn infants

Characteristics 30 - 32 weeks 33 – 35 weeks ≥ 36 weeks
  (n = 11) (n = 14) (n = 9)
GA (wks). Median (25–75th) 32 (31 – 32) 34(33 – 34) 38 (36.5 – 38.5)
BW (gram), mean (range) 1557 (1415 – 1662) 1871 (1671 – 2091) 2586 (1800 – 3232)
C-Section 10 10 9
Gender: Male 3 7 6
AS less than 5 at 5 min 0 0 0
Clinical Amnionitis@ 4 2 2
CPAP (duration (days)) 10 (3) 11 (3) 8 (3)
Leucocyte < 5000 or > 30.000/mm3 1 0 2
Thrombocyte < 150.000 or > 600.000/mm3 1 3 2
Day antibiotics (median) 5 (3 – 12 4 (4 – 7) 4 (4 – 6)
Length of hospitalization at NICU (mean)(days) 16 (8 – 23) 7 (4 – 10) 8 (6 – 9)
  1. @: PROM more than 12 hours; decceleration CTG; Maternal fever ≥ 38°C; Maternal leucocytes > 15.000/mm3.