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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of mothers and newborn infants who were randomized to resuscitation with an intact cord (intervention) or after early cord clamping (control)

From: Intact cord resuscitation versus early cord clamping in the treatment of depressed newborn infants during the first 10 minutes of birth (Nepcord III) – a randomized clinical trial

  Cord clamping group
Intact cord > 3 min
(n = 134)
Early < 1 min
(n = 97)
Maternal characteristics
 Maternal age, yearsa 23.2 (4.1) 22.1 (3.5)
 Parity (including study child)b 1.5 (0.8) 1.3 (0.6)
 Vaginal delivery (non-instrumental) 134 (100%) 97 (100%)
Infant characteristics
 Gestational age, weeks 39.6 (1.4) 39.6 (1.4)
 Male sex 77 (57%) 64 (66%)
 Meconium stained amniotic fluid 58 (43.3%) 40 (41.2%)
 Birth weight, g 3072 (401) 3036 (372)
  1. Data are mean (SD) or n (%)
  2. aDifference 1.1 years (95% CI 0.1–2.1), P value = .03
  3. bDifference 0.2 children (95% CI 0.0–0.4), P value = .02