Table 2

Arterial oxygen saturation.

Subgroup

Performance

Right hand (%)

Left hand (%)

Foot (%)


All (N = 251)

Mean (90% CI)

SD

95.7 (90 - 100)

3.7

95.7 (90 - 100)

4.0

94.9 (86 - 100)

4.6



Preterm (N = 62)

Mean (90% CI)

SD

94.3 (90 - 100)

5.2

94 (87 - 100)

5.2

93.1 (85 - 100)

5.9


RDS (N = 57)

Mean (90% CI)

SD

93.8 (89 - 99)

3.3

93.2 (88 - 98)

4.3

92.6 (85 - 100)

4.8


Caesarean section (N = 119)

Mean (90% CI)

SD

95.2 (90 - 100)

4.6

94.9 (88 - 100)

4.8

94.1 (87 - 100)

5.2


Age at recording ≤15 min (N = 34)

Mean (90% CI)

SD

95.3 (91 - 100)

3.0

95.1 (90 - 99)

3.2

92.9 (85 - 99)

4.3



Subgroup

Performance

Right hand -

Left hand

Left hand -

Foot

Right hand -

Foot


All

p-value

0.41

<0.001

<0.001



Preterm

0.25

<0.001

<0.001



RDS

0.06

0.09

0.005



Caesarean section

0.12

0.01

<0.001



Age at recording ≤15 min

0.37

0.001

<0.001


Rüegger et al. BMC Pediatrics 2010 10:35   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-10-35

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