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Table 4 Diagnoses/parameters of children admitted to neonatal ward (n = 505/24.7%)

From: Impact of maternal body mass index on neonatal outcome

Parameter healthy weight mothers under-weight mothers over-weight mothers obese mothers
n (abs./%) 331/65.5 33/6.5 94/18.6 47/9.3
birth weight (g) 3058+/-857 2669+/-959* 3223+/-907 3626+/-724**
length (cm) 49+/-4 47+/-5* 50+/-4 51+/-3**
head circumference (cm) 34+/-3 33+/-3 35+/-2* 35+/-2*
LGA (%) 13.4 6.3 20.2 38.3**
SGA (%) 21.5 25 5.3** 8.5*
preterm birth (%) 23 53* 32 17
birth in gestational week 38+/-3 36+/-4* 37+/-3 39+/-2
Hypoglycaemia (%) 9 6 9 26*
IRDS (%) 5 12 6 0
Sepsis (%) 5 6 5 0
Death (%) 0.6 6.1* 0 0
Antibiotics Administration (%) 34 39 32 26
Mechanical Ventilation (%) 11 21 10 2
Oxygen Administration (%) 19 30 16 4*
neonatal trauma (%) 2 0 1 2
Neonatal Ward-Stay (days) 11+/-17 13+/-16 10+/-18 6+/-5**
APGAR (5 min) 9.0+/-1.2 8.9+/-1.2 8.8+/-1.3 9.1+/-1.0
APGAR (10 min) 9.4+/-1.0 9.4+/-1.0 9.3+/-1.0 9.5+/-1.0
umbilical blood pH 7.29+/-0.09 7.25+/-0.09* 7.28+/-0.08 7.29+/-0.07
  1. */** p < 0.05/0.001 vs. healthy weight group
  2. IRDS: Infant respiratory distress syndrome; LGA: large for gestational age; SGA: small for gestational age
  3. Metric data is given as means +/-SD. Children admitted to the neonatal ward were grouped according to maternal BMI. Data were analyzed using chi2-test (categorical data) and T-Test (metric data).