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Table 3 Level of neonatal care required among 696 698 singleton live-born babies with gestational age (GA) ≥ 32 weeks of gestation during neonatal hospitalization (France, 2011)

From: Gestational age and 1-year hospital admission or mortality: a nation-wide population-based study

GA No admission to a neonatal care unit Special care nursery Intermediate neonatal care unit NICU
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
32 109 (6.3) 204 (11.7) 814 (46.75) 614 (35.3)
33 141 (5.6) 723 (28.6) 1164 (46.03) 501 (19.8)
34 420 (9.2) 2096 (46.1) 1492 (32.78) 544 (12.0)
35 2333 (29.3) 3766 (47.3) 1405 (17.65) 458 (5.8)
36 10 491 (65.3) 4104 (25.5) 1058 (6.58) 419 (2.6)
37 34 552 (87.3) 3697 (9.3) 947 (2.39) 389 (1.0)
38 98 188 (93.3) 5338 (5.1) 1299 (1.23) 467 (0.4)
39 183 445 (95.3) 6753 (3.5) 1663 (0.86) 565 (0.3)
40 186 030 (95.6) 6304 (3.2) 1730 (0.89) 618 (0.3)
41 119 413 (94.8) 4795 (3.8) 1285 (1.02) 449 (0.4)
42 5352 (94.1) 222 (3.9) 86 (1.51) 28 (0.5)
43 208 (91.6) 13 (5.7) 2 (0.88) 4 (1.8)
Total 640 682 (92.0) 38 015 (5.5) 12 945 (1.9) 5056 (0.7)
  1. p (Somer’s D) < 0.001 significant trend for the level of neonatal care according to gestational age