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Table 5 Indication for NICU admission in LPT subgroups

From: Outcome of late preterm newborns in Upper Egypt

Variable34 (0–6) weeks (n = 12)35 (0–6) weeks (n = 28)36 (0–6) weeks (n = 30)pp1p2p3
Apgar score (mean ± SD)
 At 1 min4.6 ± 1.75.5 ± 1.65.8 ± 1.90.141 (F)0.3030.1190.792
 At 5 min7.2 ± 1.67.7 ± 1.88.1 ± 1.20.220 (F)0.6140.2060.584
NICU admission n (%)
 Yes10 (83.3%)14 (50.0%)13 (43.3%)0.060 (χ2)0.1050.0190.611
Duration of admission (mean ± SD)
 Days7.1 ± 1.98.4 ± 2.65.2 ± 1.20.001 (χ2)*0.1470.018*< 0.001*
Readmission n (%)
 Yes1 (8.3%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.3%)0.944 (χ2)0.8740.9090.503
Mortality n (%)
 Yes2 (16.7%)1 (3.6%)0 (0.0%)0.289 (χ2)0.4320.1360.975
Indications of NICU admission
 Respiratory diseases9 (75.0%)12 (42.9%)2 (6.7%)< 0.001 (χ2)*0.060< 0.001*< 0.001*
 Neonatal jaundice6 (50.0 %)10 (35.7%)8 (26.7%)0.347 (χ2)0.6220.2770.457
 Phototherapy duration for jaundice (days)4.3 ± 2.84.0 ± 0.93.5 ± 0.50.150 (F)0.7860.1820.321
 Hypothermia2 (16.7 %)1 (3.6%)0 (0.0%)0.279 (χ2)0.4320.1360.974
 Early onset sepsis1 (8.3%)1 (3.6%)0 (0.0 %)0.842 (χ2)0.8740.6320.975
 Late onset sepsis2 (16.7 %)2 (7.1%)2 (6.7%)0.886 (χ2)0.7300.6770.655
 Hypoglycemia2 (16.7 %)3 (10.7%)1 (3.3%)0.758 (χ2)0.8670.4830.555
 Hypocalcemia1 (8.3%)2 (7.1%)2 (6.7 %)0.836 (χ2)0.6000.6360.655
 Convulsions1 (8.3%)2 (7.1%)0 (0.0 %)0.748 (χ2)0.6000.6320.442
 Bleeding tendency0 (0.0%)2 (7.1%)0 (0.0%)0.651 (χ2)0.8740.8650.442
 Congenital heart disease2 (16.7%)1 (3.6%)0 (0.0%)0.279 (χ2)0.4320.1360.975
  1. F one-way ANOVA test, NICU neonatal intensive care unit, SD standard deviation, χ2 chi square test for independence
  2. *Significant p value < 0.05