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Table 4 Discharged outcomes and causes of death of premature infants at Kabezi District, Burundi (2011–2012)

From: Low-tech, high impact: care for premature neonates in a district hospital in Burundi. A way forward to decrease neonatal mortality

  <32 weeks of gestation N = 134 (%) 32–36 weeks of gestation N = 236 (%) p-value
Length of stay (days) − median (IQR) 11 (5–22) 9 (4–16) 0.04a
Discharge outcome    
 Discharged 83 (62) 205 (87) <0.0001
 Died 41 (31) 25 (11)
 Transferred out 7 (5) 2 (1)
 Not recorded 3 (2) 4 (2)
Time of death    
 <24 hours 10 (24) 7 (28) 0.6
 24–48 hours 6 (15) 2 (8)
 3–7 days 14 (34) 12 (48)
 8–28 days 10 (24) 4 (16)
 >28 days 1 (2) 0
  1. aKruskal-Wallis test; IQR interquartile range