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Table 4 Clinical characteristics on association with weight gain

From: Poor weight gain and its predictors among preterm neonates admitted at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania: a prospective cohort study

Variable Weight gain categories P-value
Poor weight gain <15 g/1000 g/day Adequate weight gain ≥ 15 g/1000 g/day
RDS n (%) n (%)  
 Yes 52(81.2) 12(18.8) 0.64
 No 145(89.0) 18(11.0)
Sepsis
 Yes 21(91.3) 2(8.7) *0.75
 No 176(86.3) 28(13.7)
Jaundice
 Yes 11(73.3) 4(26.7) 0.12
 No 186(87.7) 26(12.3)
Other comorbidities
 Yes 8(80.0) 2(20.0) *0.63
 No 189(87.1) 28(12.9)
Outcome
 Death 19(95.0) 1(5.0) *0.22
 Discharged 178(86.0) 29(14.0)
Duration of hospital stay
  ≤ 14 31(88.6) 4(12.9) 0.21
 15–21 8(66.7) 4(33.3)
 22–28 158(87.8) 22(12.2)
  1. *Fischer exact test