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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory findings by umbilical cord arterial hyperlactatemia (5 mmol/L or more)

From: Point-of-care umbilical arterial lactate and newborn outcomes in a low resource setting: cohort study

Participant status Cord lactate (5 mmol/L or more) N p-value
< 5 mmol/L 5 mmol/L +   
Age (mean, std err.) 26.1 (0.40) 25.1 (0.72) 368 0.223
Parity (no, %)
 0 88 (31.2) 30 (34.9) 368 0.126
 1–2 114 (40.4) 41 (47.7)
 3+ 80 (29.1) 15 (17.4)
Maternal education (no, %)
 None 30 (10.6) 8 (9.3) 368 0.086
 Primary 107 (37.9) 43 (50.0)
 Secondary 125 (44.3) 26 (30.2)
 Tertiary 20 (7.1) 9 (10.5)
Booking weight, kg (mean, std err.) 63.5 (0.72) 62.9 (1.27) 334 0.688
Hypertension (no, %) 27 (9.0) 9 (10.0) 389 0.781
Antepartum urinary tract infection (no, %) 21 (7.0) 7 (7.8) 389 0.808
Birth from multiple pregnancy (no, %) 32 (10.7) 8 (8.9) 389 0.619
Birth after antepartum haemorrhage (no, %) 6 (2.0) 4 (4.4) 389 0.200
Birth after pre-labour rupture of membranes 19 (6.4) 4 (4.4) 389 0.501
Meconium stained liquor during labour (no, %) 26 (8.7) 14 (15.6) 389 0.060
Vaginal delivery (no, %) 185 (61.9) 48 (53.3) 389 0.147
Birthweight, g (mean, std err) 2847 (31.6) 2900 (57.6) 389 0.422
Maternal investigations
Haemoglobin, g/dL (mean, std err) 11.2 (0.09) 11.1 (0.17) 389 0.462
HIV positive (no, %) 40 (13.7) 6 (6.7) 381 0.078
Syphilis rapid test positive (no, %) 4 (1.3) 1 (1.1) 388 0.865
Malaria rapid test positive (no, %) 3 (1.0) 4 (4.4) 389 0.031