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Table 1 Very Low Gestational Age Infants < 32 weeks GA Population Characteristics

From: Feasibility of combining two individualized lung recruitment maneuvers at birth for very low gestational age infants: a retrospective cohort study

 Period 1
(2014/2015)
N = 91
Period 2
(2016)
N = 72
Female, n (%)41 (45)30 (42)
Gestational age, weeks (median) [1st Qu; 3rd Qu]28 [27;30]28 [27;30]
Birth weight, g (median) [1st Qu; 3rd Qu]1030 [850;1356]1028 [879;1344]
IUGR, n (%)21 (23)17 (24)
Cesarean Section, n (%)53 (58)53 (74)
Premature birth causes, n (%)
- Chorioamnionitis28 (31)14 (19)
- Pre-eclampsia + abnormal FHR38 (42)41 (57)
- Other12 (13)9 (13)
- Idiopathic13 (14)8 (11)
Antenatal corticosteroids, n (%):
- None15 (17)8 (11)
- One dose21 (23)12 (17)
- Two doses55 (60)52 (72)
  1. GA Gestational age, IUGR Intrauterine growth restriction (< 3rd percentile), FHR Fetal heart rate; No significant difference between period 1 and 2