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Table 1 Characteristics of infants whose parents participated in the study

From: Strengths and weaknesses of parent–staff communication in the NICU: a survey assessment

Variable Number (%) Median/ mean (SD) Range
Gestational Age (weeks)   35/35 (5.0) 23–43
Extremely preterm birth (<28 weeks) 23( 13.6)
Moderate preterm birth (28+0 - 33 weeks) 27 (16.0)
Preterm birth (33+1 - 37 weeks) 53 (31.4)
Term birth (> 37 weeks) 66 (39.0)
Total 169 (100)
Birth weight (grams)   2463/2527 (1132) 535–5150
< 1000 20 (11.8)
1000-1499 16 (9.5)
1500-2499 49 (29.0)
>2500 84 (49.7)
Total 169 (100)
Length of stay in the NICU (days)   6.0/14.9 (22.6) 1–116
1-2.5 23 (13.8)
3-7.5 86 (51.5)
8-14.5 23 (13.8)
15-29.5 10 (6.0)
> 30 25 (15.0)
Total 167 (100)
Discharge to    
Home without neonatal home care 53 (31.6)   
Home with neonatal home care 10 (6.0)   
Newborn Nursery 18 (10.7)   
NICU level II at other hospitals 79 (47.0)   
Pediatric ward at the same hospital 8 (4.8)   
Total 168 (100)   
Number of families with singletons or multiples    
Singletons 141 (91.0)   
Twins 13( 8.4)   
Triplets 1 (0.6)   
Total 155 (100)