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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Effect of routine probiotic, Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938, use on rates of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with birthweight < 1000 grams: a sequential analysis

Year No BioGaia 2004 – 2009 (n = 232) BioGaia 2009 – 2011 (n = 79)
Male, % 48 49
GA (weeks), mean [SD] 26 [2] 26 [2]
BW (grams), mean [SD] 754 [151] 743 [175]
5-min Apgar, median [range] 7 [0–9] 7 [1-9]
Preeclampsia, % 26 25
Antenatal Steroids, % 95 95
Chorioamnionitis, % 53 36*
Cesarean Section, % 72 78
SGA, % 25 44*
  1. Legend: GA, gestational age; SD, standard deviation; BW, birth weight; SGA, small for gestational age.
  2. *p < 0.05.