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Table 1 Demographics of the participating institutions (absolute numbers and percent (%) in parenthesis)

From: Delivery room management of very low birth weight infants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland - a comparison of protocols

  Germany Austria Switzerland All countries Differences between countries
  N = 153 N = 11 N = 26 N = 190 p-value
Academic unit 35/153 (23) 4/11 (36) 9/26 (35) 48/190 (25) 0.304
Births per year > 1000 122/150 (81) 7/10 (70) 18/26 (69) 147/186 (79) 0.290
> 50 VLBWI neonates
per year
64/152 (42) 5/11 (45) 12/26 (46) 81/189(43) 0.914
24 hr in house neonatal
service
148/153 (97) 11/11 (100) 21/25 (84) 180/189 (95) 0.016
Designated neonatal
resuscitation room
95/117 (81) 6/9 (67) 10/19 (53) 111/145 (77) 0.019
Neonatal treatment
guidelines
140/149 (94) 11/11 (91) 24/26 (92) 174/186 (94) 0.889
  1. VLBWI = very low birth weight neonate