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Table 2 Characteristics of Neonates Born to SARS-CoV-2-Infected Mothers

From: Management and short-term outcomes of neonates born to mothers with active perinatal SARS-CoV-2 infection

Characteristic No. (%)
Number of neonates 70
Sex
 Male 33 (47%)
 Female 37 (53%)
Gestational age, mean (SD), in weeks 37.3 (2.9)
Birth weight, mean (SD), in grams 2988 (733)
APGAR score at 5 min, median (range), in points 9 (4–10)
Prematurity
 Preterm (less than 37 completed weeks) 15 (21%)
 Term (greater than 37 weeks) 55 (79%)
Resuscitation at birth
 Drying and stimulation 70 (100%)
 Oxygen supplementation 21 (32%)
 Positive pressure ventilation 20 (31%)
 Intubation 6 (9%)
Maximum respiratory support during hospitalization
 None 53 (76%)
 Supplemental oxygen 2 (3%)
 Continuous positive airway pressure 4 (6%)
 Mechanical ventilation 10 (14%)
 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation 1 (2%)
Type of feeding
 Directly breast fed by mother 7 (11%)
 Expressed breast milk fed by another caregiver 5 (8%)
 Formula-fed 58 (92%)
Length of stay, median (IQR), in days 3 (2–6)
Received SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing during first 14 d of life 69 (99%)
 At birth 2 (3%)
 At DOL 1 65 (93%)
 At DOL 2 49 (70%)
 At DOL 3 5 (7%)
 Between DOL 4 and 14 2 (2%)
SARS-CoV-2 positivity
 At birth 0 (0%)
 At DOL 1 1 (2%)
 At DOL 2 1 (2%)
 At DOL 3 0 (0%)
 Between DOL 4 and 14 0 (0%)
Final neonatal disposition
 Discharged home 68 (97%)
 Transferred to another facility 2 (3%)
 Death 0 (0%)
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range, SARS-CoV-2 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, DOL day of life