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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: To compare cost effectiveness of ‘Kangaroo Ward Care’ with ‘Intermediate intensive care’ in stable very low birth weight infants (birth weight < 1100 grams): a randomized control trial

Variables ‘Kangaroo ward care (KWC)’ (71) ‘Intermediate intensive care’ (70)
Mean Birth weight (gram) 953.66 (127.9) 984.86 (113.3)
Mean Length (cm) 36.37 (1.8) 36.00 (2.5)
Mean Head circumference (cm) 26.04 (1.2) 25.95 (1.5)
Gestation (Mean ± SD) 29.27 (1.8) 29.13 (1.9)
Male sex n (%) 33 (46.5) 41 (58.6)
IUGR n (%) 21 (29.6) 19 (27.1)
C section n, (%) 63 (88.7) 66 (94.3)
Antenatal Steroids n (%) 68 (95.8) 69 (98.6)
EBM at Randomization n (%) 66 (93) 69 (98.6)
5 min Apgar (Median, IQR) 8 (7–8) 8 (7–8)
Ventilated n (%) 19 (26.8) 13 (18.6)
Culture positive Sepsis n (%) 15 (21.1) 19 (27.1)
NEC n (%) 9 (12.7) 8 (11.4)
PDA n (%) 21 (29.6) 13 (18.6)
Mean Duration of TPN (days) 8.5 (4.8) 9.4 (4.2)
Mean Time to reach full feeds (days) 10.1 (5.9) 10.8 (4.3)
  1. NEC Necrotizing enterocolitis, PDA patent ductus arteriosus, TPN total parenteral nutrition, EBM expressed breast milk, IQR inter quartile range, IUGR intrauterine growth restriction, C section- caesarean section