Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the study population (n=75)

Males/females34/41
Gestational weeks at birth (median, range)39.7 weeks (32–43)
Birth weight (median, range)2840 g (1915–3920)
Birth length (median, range)47 cm (34–52)
Apgar scores at1 min <8 6
5 min <8 6
Twins (%) 6 (8%)
Neonatal morbidity (No, %)44 (59)
    Cardiac symptoms35 (47)
    Failure to thrive24 (32)
    Irritability19 (25)
    Hyperbilirubinaemia 9 (12)
    Hypercalcaemia 4 (5)
    Hypoglycaemia 2 (3)
    Respiratory distress syndrome 2 (3)
    Thrombocytopenia 2 (3)
    Septicaemia 1 (1)