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Table 2 Weight, length, and head circumference at birth and discharge and type of feeding at discharge in infants in the selective and routine gastric residual groups. Mean (± SD)

From: Effect of selective gastric residual monitoring on enteral intake in preterm infants

  Selective Gastric
Residual Group
Routine Gastric
Residual Group
P
Birth weight (g)
Z-score
1084 ± 347
0.25 ± 0.89
1100 ± 427
-0.07 ± 1.05
0.843
0.164
Weight at discharge (g)
Z-score
2422 ± 609
-1.10 ± 0.83
2536 ± 611
-1.60 ± 1.45
0.362
0.040
Birth length (cm)
Z-score
37.3 ± 2.8
-0.47 ± 1.87
36.4 ± 4.3
-0.66 ± 2.39
0.913
0,715
Length at discharge (cm)
Z-score
44.2 ± 3.5
-1.60 ± 1.45
44.9 ± 4.6
-2.12 ± 1.28
0.409
0.138
Birth head circumference (cm)
Z-score
26.6 ± 2.3
0.01 ± 1.00
25.9 ± 2.9
-0.61 ± 2.13
0.197
0.144
Head circumference at discharge (cm)
Z-score
31.5 ± 2.5
-1.27 ± 0.53
32.6 ± 3.0
-1.14 ± 2.32
0.056
0.796
Breastmilk at discharge:
Exclusive
Mixed
None
15 (33)
10 (22)
21 (46)
17 (31)
17 (31)
20 (37)
1.000
0.367
0.543