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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population.

From: Pulse oximetry in the newborn: Is the left hand pre- or post-ductal?

Characteristics:   Study group:
Female No. (%) 117 (47)
Male No. (%) 134 (53)
Gestational Age (week) p0.5 (p0.05 - p0.95) 38 4/7 (32 6/7 - 41 2/7)
   Fullterm No. (%) 189 (75)
   Preterm No. (%) 62 (25)
Birth weight (g) p0.5 (p0.05 - p0.95) 3140 (1655 - 4110)
Birth mode   
   Spontaneous No. (%) 98 (39)
   Vacuum extraction No. (%) 34 (14)
   Caesarean section No. (%) 119 (47)
Apgar score at 5 minutes p0.5 (p0.05 - p0.95) 9 (7 - 9)
Umbilical artery pH p0.5 (p0.05 - p0.95) 7.3 (7.1 - 7.4)
Age at commencement of recording (min) p0.5 (p0.05 - p0.95) 60 (15 - 225)
  1. p0.5 = 50th percentile = median, p0.05 = 5th percentile, p0.95 = 95th percentile