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Table 2 Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of the preterm and term infants included in the study

From: Altered structural brain networks at term-equivalent age in preterm infants with grade 1 intraventricular hemorrhage

VariablesPreterm with GMH
(n = 13)
Preterm without GMH
(n = 42)
Term group
(n = 24)
P value
preterm without GMH vs. term
P value
(with vs. without GMH)
GA, wk27.4 ± 3.130.1 ± 3.838.1 ± 1.0< 0.0010.002
BW, g909.2 ± 373.11373.5 ± 471.63142.9 ± 306.9< 0.0010.002
HC, cm25.1 ± 3.527.4 ± 3.134.0 ± 1.1< 0.0010.004
Cesarean section8 (66.7)36 (85.7)10 (41.7)0.0110.203
Male sex7 (53.8)19 (45.2)18 (75.1)0.0280.068
HC MRI, cm33.1 ± 1.233.9 ± 1.534.7 ± 2.30.0790.068
Age at MRI scan, wk37.2 ± 1.437.8 ± 1.739.8 ± 0.9< 0.0010.116
Culture-proven sepsis3 (23.1)6 (14.3)0.428
NEC (requiring surgery)1 (7.1)1 (2.2)0.925
TPN days44.42 ± 28.1630.61 ± 29.6  0.156
BPD10 (76.9)21 (50.0)0.116
  1. Data are the means ± SD or number (%)
  2. GA gestational age; BW, birth weight; HC head circumference; GMH germinal matrix hemorrhage; MRI magnetic resonance imaging; NEC necroenteritis colitis; TPN total parenteral nutrition; BPD bronchopulmonary dysplasia