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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and outcome of neonates

From: Status of gastric lavage in neonates born with meconium stained amniotic fluid: a randomized controlled trial

Variables Gastric lavage group (n = 230) No lavage group (n = 270) p-value
Gestational age (weeks) (mean ± SD) 37.3 ± 1.5 37.6 ± 1.3 0.080*
Birth weight (g) (mean ± SD) 2748 ± 450 2835 ± 425 0.210*
Gender Male 125 (54.3 %) 130 (48.1 %) 0.331**
Female 105 (45.7 %) 140 (51.9 %) 0.354**
Mode of delivery Vaginal 125 (54.3 %) 156 (57.8 %) 0.614**
LSCS 105 (45.7 %) 114 (42.2 %) 0.494**
Apgar score median (IQR) 5 min 8(7–9) 8(7–9) 0.615***
Abdominal girth (cm) mean ± SD 25 ± 0.5 24 ± 1.0 0.910*
  1. n number of cases, LSCS lower segment caesarean section, IQR inter quartile range
  2. *Student’s t test, **Chi-square test, *** Mann Whitney- U test