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Table 1 Characteristics of infants admitted to the neonatology unit in three district hospitals in Rwanda

From: Bubble CPAP to support preterm infants in rural Rwanda: a retrospective cohort study

Population characteristics Preterm or very low birth weight infants Term and near term infants who are not very low birth weight
N = 136 N = 726
  n % n %
Place of birth
Hospital 66 48.5 419 57.7
Health center 51 37.5 255 35.1
Home 14 10.3 32 4.4
Unknown 5 3.7 20 2.8
Birth weight
Very low birth weight (<1500 g) 103 75.7   
Low birth weight (1500–2499 g) 31 22.8 224 30.9
Normal birth weight (>=2500 g) 2 1.5 437 60.1
Unknown 0 0 65 9.0
Gestation age at birth
<33 weeks 78 57.4   
33–36 weeks 19 14.0 71 9.8
=37 weeks 9 6.6 548 75.5
Unknown 30 22.1 107 14.7
Duration of stay in the hospital N = 128 N = 705
Median (IQR) 19 (6–32) 7 (3–10)
0–7 days 34 25.0 413 56.9
8–14 days 18 13.2 140 19.3
15–30 days 34 25.0 52 7.2
>30 days 29 21.3 33 4.5
Unknown 21 15.4 88 12.1