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Table 1 Social-demographic characteristics of the participants (n = 315)

From: Reliability of visual assessment of neonatal jaundice among neonates of black descent: a cross-sectional study from Tanzania

Variables Median(IQR) n (%)
Median age (IQR) years 4(2-8)  
Age group(days)
 1 to 7   233(74.0)
 > 7   82(26.0)
Gender
 Male   182(57.8)
 Female   133(42.2)
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD)   184(58.4)
 Cesarean section   131(41.6)
 Median birth weight (IR) 2500(1700-3000)  
Birth weight group
 Normal birth weight (NBWT)   163(51.4)
 Low birth weight (LBWT)   152(48.6)
Gestation age(GA) group
 Term   157(49.8)
 Preterm   158(50.2)
Visual assessment (Kramer) Median TSB(IQR) n (%)
 Zone 0 65.2(40.8-106) 158(50.2)
 Zone 1 110(73.4-211.9) 17(10.8)
 Zone 2 131(91.0-200.1) 27(17.2)
 Zone 3 182(129.8-209.5) 43(27.3)
 Zone 4 206.6(137.1-302) 47(29.9)
 Zone 5 264.8(154.6-314.7) 23(14.6)
  1. IQR Interquartile range, SVD Spontaneous Vaginal delivery, NBWT Normal birth weight ≥ 2500 grams, LBWT Low birth weight ≤2499 grams, GA-Gestational age Term-born from GA of37 weeks and above, Preterm- born below GA of 37 weeks