Table 1

Demographics and short-term outcomes of the study population

ELBW (<1000 g) (n=200)
Birth weight (g)767±148 (270-990)
Gestational age (weeks)26.0±1.9 (23–33.4)
Race, W/H/B/A %22/52/18/8
Cesarean delivery, n (%)154 (76%)
Male, n (%)106 (53%)
1 min Apgar, median5
5 min Apgar, median8
Intubated in the DR/OR97 (49)
Admission temperature in the NICU (°C)37.0±0.40 (range 36.0–38.6)
(Median 37.0)
IVH
No IVH71%
IVH grades 1–210.5%
IVH grades 3–414.5%
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia53%
Death before discharge15%
  • Data are mean±SD, unless otherwise specified.

  • A, Asian; B, black; BW, birth weight; DR, delivery room; ELBW, extremely low birthweight; H, Hispanic; IVH, intraventricular hemorrhage; NICU, neonatal intensive care unit; OR, operating room; W, white.