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Table 3 Neonatal outcomes

From: A comparison of inpatient with outpatient balloon catheter cervical ripening: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Inpatient N = 15 (%) Outpatient N = 33 (%)
Gender
Male 9 (60.0) 18 (54.5)
Female 6 (40.0) 15 (45.5)
Birth weight mean g, (SD) 3721 (522) 3537 (494)
Congenital anomalies 1 -
Apgar <7 at 5 min - 2a (6.1)
Admission to neonatal intensive care - 1 (3.0)
Special care nursery admissions: 7 (46.7) 12 (36.4)
Feeding problems - 1
Respiratory problems - 1
Blood sugar regulation - 1
Febrile or antibioticsb 2 1
Maternal care 2 2
Other (observation) 3 6
Length of staymean days (SD) 3.9 (1.8) 3.3c (1.3)
  1. aOne case of meconium aspiration syndrome, baby admitted to neonatal intensive care. The other case involved a tight nuchal cord
  2. bComplete blood count and blood cultures showed no growth or signs of infection in babies. In one case mother was febrile after prolonged labour, mother afebrile in other cases
  3. cexcludes n = 1 NICU admission for 17 days unrelated to priming