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Table 1 Total births and NICU admissions by gestational age categories during the pre-induction of labor guidelines epoch (2005–2008) and the post-guideline epoch (2011–2014)

From: Induction of labor and early-onset Sepsis guidelines: impact on NICU admissions in Erie County, NY

Erie County data2005–20082011–2014P value
Total births44,61744,575 
Early term births11,968 (26.8%)10,286 (23.07%)< 0.0001
Full & late term births27,541 (61.7%)29,508 (66.19%)< 0.0001
Total NICU admissions5816 (13%)6129 (13.74%)0.0064
Early term admissions
(% of all ET births)
1134 (9.47%)1072 (10.42%)0.035
Full & Late term admissions
(% of all FLT births)
1493 (5.4%)1892 (6.41%)< 0.0001
Early + Full & Late term admissions
(% of ET + FLT births)
2627/39509 (6.64%)2964/39794 (7.44%)< 0.0001
  1. ET- Early-term; FLT- Full & Late term