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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the hospitalized neonates in this study

From: Community analysis of bacteria colonizing intestinal tissue of neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis

Characteristics  
Mother  
Antiboitics during labor, n (%) 3 (13)
Betamethasone, n (%) 14 (58)
Neonate  
Mode of delivery (caesarean section), n (%) 14 (58)
Sex (m), n (%) 13 (54)
Number of twins, n (%) 7(29)
Gestational age (weeks), median (95% confidensceinterval) 29 (25-40)
Gastational weight (g) median (95% confidensceinterval) 1030 (600,-3660)
Small for gastational age n (%) 3 (13)
APGAR  
1 min (median) n = 19 8
5 min (median) n = 20 10
Arterial cord pH 7.18
RDS treated with surfactant, n (%) 8 (33)
CPAP (median, SD) n = 20 4.5 (9.8)
Ventilatior days (median, SD) n = 18 4 (12.6)
Ischemems event1, n (%) 11 (46)
Ex-ray  
pneumatosis entestinalis 9
free air in the stomach 11
Operation day (median, range) 10.5 (3, 52)
Removed tissue  
small intestinal 15
small intestinal and large intestine 6
Large intestine 3
  1. 1Ischemic event: defined as one or more of this condition; perinatal asphyxia, polycythaemia, cyanotic congenital heard disease, patent ductus arteriosus, medication that suppress mesenteric blood flow, maternal preeclampsia