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Table 1 Maternal and neonatal characteristics. This table shows the main characteristics of mother and children enrolled in the study

From: Specific antibody titer decay in neonates prenatally exposed to Toxoplasma gondii and their mothers

Lebech’s classification of maternal infection
 111 79 (12.4%)
 Others 541 (85.1%)
 Not known 16 (2.5%)
Maternal country of birth
 Italy 591 (92.9%)
 European Union 36 (5.7%)
 Others 9 (1.4%)
Maternal age (years) 30.1 ± 5.3 (15–45)
Specific symptoms in pregnancy
 Yes 63 (9.9%)
 No 408 (64.2%)
 Not known 165 (25.9%)
Prenatal ultrasound scan
 Normal 630 (99.1%)
 Pathological 6 (0.9%)
Amniocentesis
 Negative for Toxoplasma DNA 151 (23.7%)
 Positive for Toxoplasma DNA 0
 Not performed 485 (76.3%)
Specific prenatal therapy
 Yes 505 (79.4%)
 No 131 (20.6%)
Time of maternal infection
 Periconceptional period 28 (4.4%)
 First trimester 467 (73.4%)
 Second trimester 78 (12.3%)
 Third trimester 41 (6.4%)
 Undetermined 22 (3.5%)
Neonatal gender
 Male 326 (51%)
 Female 310 (49%)
Neonatal gestational age at birth (weeks) 38.5 ± 1.6 (29–42)
Neonatal birth weight (grams) 3127 ± 489.3 (1310–4840)