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Table 1 Basic characteristics of KMC and no KMC infants

From: Utilization pattern of kangaroo mother care after introduction in eight selected neonatal intensive care units in China

 KMC group (N = 135)No KMC group (N = 503)T /χ2P
Gestational age at birth (week, mean ± SD)31.2 ± 2.333.9 ± 2.410.5<  0.01
Gestational age <  32 weeks (%)65.215.9133.3< 0.01
Birth weight < 1500 g (%)60.715.3117.4< 0.01
Multiple Birthsa (%)38.437.80.010.92
Any breast feeding at discharge (%)78.572.02.30.1
Length of hospital stay >14d (%)89.632.3105.9< 0.01
Length of hospital stay >28d (%)57.315.378.5< 0.01
Corrected gestational age at discharge (week, mean ± SD)34.8 ± 2.436.3 ± 2.16.0< 0.01
Weight at discharge (g, mean ± SD)1809.4 ± 436.12266.2 ± 459.59.2<  0.01
  1. KMC Kangaroo mother care, SD Standard Deviation; P, p-value
  2. a include twins and above, 100% minus percentage of single births