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Table 1 Characteristics of infants

From: The forehead is a better site than the sternum to check transcutaneous bilirubin during phototherapy in sick infants

Characteristics  
Gestational age (weeks) 35.4 ± 3.2
  <32  49 (12.8)
  32–36  189 (49.2)
  37–  146 (38.0)
Birth weight (g) 2434 ± 768d
 < 1500  51 (13.3)
  1500–2499  157 (40.9)
  2500–  176 (45.8)
Male 210 (54.7)
Cesarean section 253 (65.9)
Postnatal age (days) 10.7 ± 12.7
No of paired TSB TcB values 2 (1–4)
  < 1500  6 (4–7)
  1500–2499  3 (2–4)
  2500–  2 (1–2)
  1. Data shown as mean ± SD, n (%), and median (interquartile range)