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Table 1 Comparison of infant characteristics between the two Neonatal Units (NNUs)

From: Factors influencing the uptake of neonatal bereavement support services – Findings from two tertiary neonatal centres in the UK

  NNU1 (n = 182) NNU2 (n = 115) p value
Gestational age (weeks) + 25 (24 – 30) 27 (24 – 32) 0.03*
Birth weight (grams) + 755 (608 – 1200) 820 (630 – 1670) 0.14*
Inborn 137 (75 %) 79 (69 %) 0.22^
Male/female 91/91 67/48 0.18^
Age of death (days) + 4 (1 – 17) 2 (2 - 21) 0.11*
Place of death (NNU/LW) 171 (94 %)/11 (6 %) 109 (95 %)/6 (5 %) 0.32^
Mode of death
Natural 95 (52 %) 24 (21 %) <0.01^
Withdrawal or withholding of LST 87 (48 %) 91 (79 %)
Post mortem examination
Not done 148 (81 %) 94 (82 %) 0.99^
Done 34 (19 %) 21 (18 %)
  1. *Wilcoxon signed rank test, ¥Fisher’s exact test, ^Chi square test, + [median (IQR)]
  2. [number (%)]