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Table 1 Baseline factors

From: Supporting parents in taking care of their infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit: a prospective cohort pilot study

  Total FCC NFCC P-value
Mean (±SD) Mean (±SD)
Parents Nationality, Italiana 96 50% 50% p > 0.05
Age 96 34.81 (4.91) 35.65 (5.39) p > 0.05
Primary schoola 96 4% 2% p > 0.05
Lower secondary schoola 25% 33%
High schoola 48% 48%
University degreea 23% 17%
Newborns Gestational age at birth, weeks 48 32.7 (5.25) 34.2 (5.25) p > 0.05
Apgar score, 1 min 48 5.41 (1.95) 6.37 (1.52) p > 0.05
Apgar score, 5 min 48 7.75 (0.67) 8.08 (0.88) p > 0.05
Birth weight, g 48 1,719.4 (865.3) 1,975.4 (732.4) p > 0.05
Body weight at admission, g 48 2,086.9 (887.6) 1,961.7 (758.7) p > 0.05
Oesophageal atresiaa 48 46% 54% p > 0.05
Post-haemorrhagic hydrocephalusa 37% 29%
Diaphragmatic herniaa 17% 17%
Length of stay, days 48 86.58 (60.73) 89.71 (48.1) p > 0.05
  1. Sample characteristics at baseline. N = number; apercentages are reported for nominal data