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Table 3 KMC initiation and practice by different gestational age group

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

GA (week)KMC NumberKMC initiationKMC practice
Age (d)*CGA (week)Weight (g)Frequency (n)*Duration per session (h)
Total13517.0 (11.0,29.0)34.5 ± 2.01809.4 ± 437.85.0 (5.0,7.3)1.7 ± 1.0
< 281228.0 (17.0,29.5)#33.9 ± 3.81423.3 ± 226.813.0 (7.5,15.0)1.7 ± 0.3
28 ~ < 327623.0 (16.0,32.0)#33.7 ± 1.5#1768.1 ± 459.25.0 (5.0,8.0)1.8 ± 1.3
32 ~ <  343514.0 (9.0,17.0)34.9 ± 1.11852.8 ± 333.65.0 (4.0,5.0)1.5 ± 0.7
34 ~ < 37127.0 (5.0,16.5)#37.2 ± 2.3#1995.5 ± 541.45.0 (5.0,6.0)1.5 ± 0.5
F/χ2 9.116.91.81.51.6
P <0.01<0.010.20.20.2
  1. KMC Kangaroo mother care, GA Gestational age, d Day, CGA Corrected gestational age, n Number, h Hour; Values are mean ± SD or median (first quartile, third quartile)(*); # denotes p < 0.05 while compared with 32 ~ < 34 weeks;