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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Weight shapes the intestinal microbiome in preterm infants: results of a prospective observational study

  n = 41
Male gender (%) 17 (42 %)
Gestational age, wk (range) 27.6 (25–30)
Birth weight, g (range) 820 (430–990)
Caesarean section (%) 27 (66 %)
 - Infection/spontaneous contractions 5 (19 %)
 - Placental insufficiency 22 (81 %)
NEC development (maximal Bell’s stage) 6 (15 %)
Mortality before discharge (%) 8 (20 %)
Cause of death (%)  
NEC 4 (50 %)
Respiratory failure 4 (50 %)