Table 2

Anthropometric Characteristics of the newborns according to the results obtained

Mother's hair positive for cocaine and/or BEG (N = 9)

Mother's hair negative for any drug of abuse (N = 365)


Previous pregnancies


No

4 (44.4%)

177 (48.5%)


1

2 (22.2%)

120 (32.8%)


> 2

3 (33.3%)

58 (15.9%)


Previous premature infants


Yes

0 (0%)

3 (0.9%)


Previous abortions


Yes

4 (44.4%)

85 (23.2%)


Children characteristics at birth


Gender, female

2 (22.2%)

193 (52.8%)


Gestational age (weeks), mean (S.D.)

38.9 (1.1)

38.9 (1.5)


Prematurity

0 (0%)

25 (6.9%)


Weight at birth (g), mean (S.D.)

3199 (523)

3288 (499)


Length at birth (cm), mean (S.D.)

49.8 (2.6)

50.8 (2.7)


Cranial perimeter (cm), mean (S.D.)

33.4 (1.6)

34,2 (1,5)


Outcomes at birth


Yes

3 (33.3%)

125 (34.1%)


Loss of foetal well-being

0 (0%)

4 (1.2%)


Risk of perinatal infection

3 (33.%)4

72 (19.8%)


Hypoglycaemia

0 (0%)

23 (6.3%)


Developmental dysplasia of the hip

0 (0%)

5 (1.5%)


Other outcomes †

0 (0%)

6 (1.8%)


** P < 0.005 respect control group

* P < 0.05 respect control group

† including respiratory, cardiac and dermatological diseases

Joya et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:2   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-2

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