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Table 3 Comparison of infant characteristics between the early and appropriate weaning group

From: Introduction and feeding practices of solid food in preterm infants born in Salzburg!

  weaned < 17 weeks
n = 35 (52%)
weaned > 17 weeks
n = 33 (48%)
 
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD p-value
Gestational age (weeks) 34,43 ± 1,51 33,77 ± 3,28 0,286
Birthweight in grams 2325,17 ± 522,12 2092,24 ± 631,84 0,101
Birth length in cm 46,01 ± 3,24 44,61 ± 4,69 0,155
Birth head circumference in cm 32,04 ± 2,14 30,68 ± 2,87 0,03
Birth weight percentile 52,77 ± 29,55 44,15 ± 25,96 0,207
Birth length percentile 63,20 ± 30,03 59,21 ± 25,12 0,556
Birth head circumference percentile 64,94 ± 26,61 53,33 ± 29,83 0,095
  n = (%) n = (%) p-value
Females n = 13 (37,1) n = 14 (42,4) 0,805
Males n = 22 (62,9) n = 19 (57,6) 0,805
Singletons n = 19 (54,3) n = 29 (87,9) 0,003
Twins n = 16 (45,7) n = 4 (12,1) 0,003