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Table 1 Infant (n = 301) and family (n = 299 mothers and 210 fathers) characteristics, pre -intervention and post -intervention

From: Effectiveness of the Close Collaboration with Parents intervention on parent-infant closeness in NICU

Characteristics Pre –intervention mean (SD) Post –intervention mean (SD)
Infant n = 171 n = 130
Gestational age 34.3 (4.5) 34.0 (4.8)
<  32 48 37
32–36 65 55
>  37 58 38
Birth weight (g) 2459 (1095) 2478 (1071)
Mode of delivery 83/86/2 60/67/3
(Ceasarean/vaginal/missing)
 Family
  Distance from home (km) 57 (80) 44 (67)
  Mothers’ age 30.4 (5.1) 31.0 (5.5)
  Fathers’ age 33.0 (6.3) 33.3 (6.5)
Mothers’ education
 • 9 years 0 3
 • 9–12 years 40 39
 • > 12 years 49 66
 • Missing 81 21
Fathers’ education   
 • 9 years 1 0
 • 9–12 years 34 31
 • > 12 years 24 36
 • Missing 67 17
Couples/Single mothers/missing 166/2/3 122/5/3
Older siblings (yes/no/missing) 93/75/3 77/50/3
Closeness diary
Days
 • Mothers 14.6 (17.3) 12.7 (14.3)
 • Fathers 11.7 (15.0) 10.2 (11.4)