Table 1

Perinatal characteristics and short-term neonatal outcomes
Characteristics and short-term outcomes n (%) / mean (+/-SD) median (IQR
Maternal Baseline Characteristics, n (%) 60 (100)
   Median maternal age, years (IQR) 23 (20 – 26)
   HIV negative (Unknown in 3) 42 (70)
   Antenatal Syphillis (treated) 1 (2)
   Pregnancy complicationsa 11 (18)
   Intrapartum complicationsb 54 (90)
   Emergency Caesarean section 24 (40)
   Normal Vertex Delivery 26 (43)
   Forceps / ventouse 10 (17)
Infant baseline characteristics, n (%) 60 (100)
   Birth weight, g 3167 (± 517)
   Male gender 34 (57)
   Outborn 4 (7)
Median Apgar score (IQR)
   1 minute 3 (1 – 4)
   5 minute 5 (4 – 6)
   10 minute 6 (5 – 7)
Resuscitation
   Chest Compressions 19 (32)
   Adrenaline given 6 (10)
   Continued respiratory support at 10 minutes 47 (78)
   Cord blood gas done 19 (32)
Arterial Blood gas in 1st hour / Cord Gas done 48 (80)
Worst pH in 1st hour (n=48) 7.0 (± 0.2)
Worst Base Deficit in 1st hour 17.8 (± 4.4)

a Includes hypertension, haemorrhage, thyroid disease and diabetes.

b Includes Abnormal fetal heart rate, cord prolapse, uterine rupture, maternal seizures, shoulder dystocia, maternal haemorrhage, meconium-stained liquor and prolonged second stage.

Horn et al.

Horn et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:52   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-52

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