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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Mortality among very low birth weight infants after hospital discharge in a low resource setting

Characteristics Completed follow up
N = 164(%)
Loss to follow up
N = 26(%)
p-value
Sex
 Male 71 (43.3) 12 (46.1)  
 Female 93 (56.7) 14 (53.9)  
Mode of delivery
 SVD 129 (78.7) 19 (73.1) 0.52
 Caesarian section 35 (21.3) 7 (26.9)  
Birth Weight
  < 1000 g 12 (7.3) 1 (3.8) 0.52
 1000 -1200 g 74 (45.1) 10 (38.5) 0.52
  > 1200 g 78 (47.6) 15 (57.7)  
HIV exposure
 Yes 30 (18.3) 4 (15.4) 0.72
 No 134 (81.7) 22 (84.6)  
Small for Gestational Age (SGA)
 Yes 98 (59.8) 7 (27.0)  
 No 66 (40.2) 19 (73.0)  
Discharge Weight
  < 1000 g 39 (23.8) 6 (23.0) 0.94
 1000 -1200 g 77 (47.0) 11 (42.3)  
  > 1200 g 48 (29.2) 9 (34.7)  
Duration in continuous kangaroo
  < 1 week 129 (78.7) 24 (92.3) 0.12
 1-2 weeks 30 (18.3) 2 (7.7)  
  > 2 weeks 5 (3.0) 0 (0.0)  
Maternal age
  < 20 years 23 (14.0) 11 (42.3) 0.001
  ≥ 20 years 141 (86.0) 15 (57.7)  
Maternal Parity
 Primiparous 52 (31.7) 9 (34.6) 0.76
 2–4 89 (54.3) 16 (61.5)  
  > 4 23 (14.0) 1 (3.9)  
Maternal education
 None 7 (4.3) 1 (3.8) 0.92
 Primary 49 (29.9) 13 (50.0) 0.046
 Secondary 81 (49.4) 9 (34.6) 0.16
 Tertiary 27 (16.5) 3 (11.5) 0.52
Maternal monthly income
 Unemployed/Nil 77 (47.0) 16 (61.5)  
  < 100,000 (Uganda shillings) 84 (51.2) 4 (15.4)  
  ≥ 100,000 (Uganda shillings) 3 (1.8) 6 (23.1) 0.0002
Parents living together
 Yes 138 (84.1) 18 (69.2)  
 No 26 (15.9) 8 (30.7) 0.07
KMC Supported
 yes 34 (79.3) 4 (15.4)  
 No 130 (20.7) 10 (38.5) 0.49
 Unknown 0 (0.0) 12 (46.1)  
Postmenstrual age at discharge
 CGA < 35 weeks 95 (57.9) 19 (73.0) 0.14
 CGA ≥35 weeks 69 (42.1) 7 (27.0)  
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