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Table 3 Characteristics of preterm and term infants

From: Can early surgery improve the outcome of patients with meconium peritonitis? A single-center experience over 16 years

 Preterm infantsTerm infantsp value
BW (g)2713.1 ± 569.83365.5 ± 367.9< 0.001#
ALB (g/L)28.9 ± 4.733.5 ± 5.0< 0.001#
Remaining bowel (cm)91.4 ± 40.3112.8 ± 42.00.055a
LOS (d)28.6 ± 13.622.3 ± 13.40.005a
Survival18 (72.0%)50 (94.3%)0.006#
  1. Abbreviations: Remaining bowel, length of remaining bowel after operation
  2. # T-Test; aMann Whitney Test, Remaining bowel: U = 255.5, Z = -1.917; LOS: U = 250, Z = -2.789