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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sucrose intervention groups

From: The minimally effective dose of sucrose for procedural pain relief in neonates: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention
0.1 ml n = 81 0.5 ml n = 81 1.0 ml n = 83
Sex, n (%)
 -Female 44 (54.3) 32 (39.5) 41 (49.4)
 -Male 37 (45.7) 49 (60.5) 42 (50.6)
Gestational age in weeks, mean (SD) 32.6 (4.2) 32.5 (4.1) 32.7 (4.1)
Weight in grams, mean (SD) 2002.3 (859.5) 1933.0 (927.0) 2055.5 (886.0)
Day of life, median (interquartile range) 6 (4 to 9) 7 (4 to 10) 6 (4 to 9)
Birthplace, n (%) (55 missing)
 -Inborn 31 (52.5) 33 (51.6) 40 (59.7)
 -Outborn 28 (47.5) 31 (48.4) 27 (40.2)
SNAPPE-II score on admission, median (interquartile range) 5.0 (0 to 19) 5.0 (0 to 18) 8.0 (0 to 18)
Number of painful procedures since birth, median (interquartile range) 22 (14 to 34) 23 (15 to 37) 23 (13 to 40)
Number of sucrose doses since birth, median (interquartile range) 5 (2 to 8) 5 (3 to 9) 6 (3 to 9)
Use of concurrent non-pharmacologic pain strategies, n (%) 27 (33.3) 31 (35.2) 30 (34.1)
  1. SNAPPE-II scores range from 0 to 158. Higher scores indicate greater severity of illness