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Table 2 Gestational age, Birth weight distribution of KMC infants

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

VariablePreterm infant dischargedPremature discharged that performed KMC, N(%)Compared with gestational age<28 week or birth weight<1000 g
χ2P
Total638135 (21.2%)  
Gestational age (week)< 282412 (50.0%)
28 - < 3213576 (56.3%)0.30.6
32- <  3415535 (22.6%)8.1< 0.01
34 - <  3732412 (3.7%)67.6< 0.01
χ2  171.2  
P  <0.01  
Birth weight (g)<  10002713 (48.1%)
1000- < 150011769 (59.0%)1.00.3
1500- < 200016641 (24.7%)6.30.01
2000- < 250019110 (5.2%)41.7< 0.01
≥25001373 (2.2%)49.0< 0.01
χ2  171.0  
P  <0.01  
  1. KMC Kangaroo mother care; %, KMC premature/preterm infant discharged; χ2, Chi-squared test