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Table 1 Background characteristics of two treatment groups

From: Effect of early versus delayed cord clamping in neonate on heart rate, breathing and oxygen saturation during first 10 minutes of birth - randomized clinical trial

Characteristics Cord clamping at < 60 s (n = 670) Cord clamping at ≥180 s (n = 594) p-value
Time to clamp cord (mean ± SD) (in seconds) 31.2 ± 14.4 198.5 ± 16.9
Mother’s age (in years) 24.0 ± 4.3 23.1 ± 3.9 < 0.001a
Gestational age (in weeks) 39.4 ± 1.3 39.4 ± 1.3 0.69a
Number of pregnancies including present in Median (Min, Max) 1 (1, 8) 1 (1, 4) 0.006b
Complication detected during pregnancy 19.0 (2.8%) 15.0 (2.5%) 0.86c
Birth weight (in grams) 3011 ± 382 3079 ± 393 0.002a
  1. Result is presented in mean ± standard deviation, count (proportions), or median (minimum, maximum)
  2. at-test applied
  3. bMann-Whitney U test applied
  4. cFisher’s exact test applied