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Table 5 Mortality and common neonatal morbidities during the first 7 days

From: Prospective observational study of early respiratory management in preterm neonates less than 35 weeks of gestation

  26–28 + 6 weeks 29–32 + 6 weeks 33–34 + 6 weeks Overall
(N = 378) (N = 835) (N = 880) (N = 2093)
Death 7 (2%) 4 (< 1%) 4 (< 1%) 15 (1%)
Air leaks 21 (6%) 24 (3%) 20 (2%) 65 (3%)
Acquired sepsis 27 (7%) 41 (5%) 25 (3%) 93 (4%)
PDA 42 (11%) 23 (3%) 7 (1%) 72 (3%)
IVH (all grades) 57 (15%) 56 (7%) 12 (1%) 125 (6%)
NEC (all grades) 11 (3%) 5 (1%) 4 (< 1%) 20 (1%)
  1. All values are n (%). PDA Patent ductus arteriosus, IVH Intraventricular hemorrhage, NEC Necrotizing enterocolitis
  2. Note: the incidence of mortality and complications of prematurity was based on data collection during the first 7 days of life and not throughout the neonatal period