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Table 1 Characteristics of all singleton, term infants born in Tuebingen during the study period and the study population

From: Neonatal body composition: crossectional study in healthy term singletons in Germany

  All singleton infants > 37 weeks n = 2225*Study population n = 271
Femalen (%)1099 (49.4%)153 (56.5%)**
Gestational age at birth (weeks)Mean (SD)39.6 (1.2)39.7 (1.1)
Birth weight (g)Mean (SD)3384 (467)3389 (440)
Birth length (cm)Mean (SD)51.0 (2.3)50.9 (2.3)
Birth head circumference (cm)Mean (SD)35.0 (1.6)34.9 (1.3)
Admission to Neonatologyn (%)415 (18.7%)27 (10.0%)**
Duration hospital stay (days)Median  
All Infants(Q1, Q3)3.0 (2.2–3.9)3.3 (2.4–3.9)
Admission to Neonatology 4.0 (3.2–5.0)3.7 (3.3–4.6)
Without Admission to Neonatology 2.7 (2.0–3.6)3.2 (2.4–3.8)**
  1. * All singleton, healthy, term infants > 37 weeks excluding study participants n = 2225. Data retrospectively extracted without identifiers from the hospital quality assurance database
  2. ** Significantly different from population of infants not-included in the study (p < 0.05 by Chi-square and t-test, respectively)