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Table 2 Infant Characteristics in the Open Ward (N = 70) and Pod-SFR Units (N = 80)

From: A comparative study of mothers of infants hospitalized in an open ward neonatal intensive care unit and a combined pod and single-family room design

  Open Ward Pod-SFR Test of Comparison (p values)
Characteristic M SD M SD
Gestational age at birth (weeks) 30.27 3.20 30.04 3.32 .67
Birth weight (grams) 1401.36 521.79 1422.08 586.98 .82
Days hospitalized 54.27 30.48 55.50 32.97 .99
Days on respiratory support 27.83 29.49 29.99 30.01 .57
  n % n %  
Gender: Female 36 51.43 35 43.75 .35
Intraventricular hemorrhage: Grade 2 or less 66 94.29 78 97.50 .42
Retinopathy of prematurity: Negative 68 97.14 78 97.50 1.00
Periventricular leukomalacia: Negative 69 98.57 80 100.00 .47
  1. Notes. Statistical tests of comparison: t-test for gestational age and birth weight; Wilcoxon test for the other continuous variables. Chi-square for gender; Fisher’s exact test for the other categorical variables