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Table 4 Maternal and neonatal characteristics significantly associated with the need for advanced delivery room resuscitation in very low birth weight infants

From: A review of delivery room resuscitation in very low birth weight infants in a middle income country

Characteristic ADRR n/N (%) No ADRR n/N (%) P value
Antenatal care 120/157 (76.4) 1109/1328 (83.5) 0.026
Antenatal steroids 57/150 (38.0) 692/1275 (54.3) <0.001
Mode of delivery:
 -Normal vertex delivery 54/159 (34.0) 441/1346 (32.8) 0.008
 -Vaginal breech 11/159 (6.9) 38/1346 (2.8)
 -Emergency CS 92/159 (57.9) 799/1346 (59.4)
 -Elective CS 2/159 (1.3) 68/1346 (5.1)
Five minute Apgar score <6 99/157 (63.1) 122/1333 (9.2) <0.001
Bacterial sepsis in the first 3 days of life 10/126 (8.9) 52/1297 (4.0) 0.039
Oxygen on day 28 43/107 (40.2) 297/1187 (25.0) 0.001
Hyperglycaemia 34/128 (26.6) 243/1308 (18.6) 0.029
Hypernatraemia 21/128 (16.4) 137/1308 (10.5) 0.041
Metabolic acidosis 20/128 (15.6) 73/1308 (5.6) <0.001
Respiratory distress syndrome 121/127 (95.3) 1139/1303 (87.4) 0.009
Surfactant therapy 127/160 (79.4) 937/1351 (69.4) 0.009
Died 89/160 (55.6%) 350/1351 (25.9) <0.001
Died in delivery room 32/160 (20.0) 46/1351 (3.4) <0.001
Died within 12 hours of admission 41/160 (25.6) 46/1344 (3.4) <0.001