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Table 1 General comparison of various characteristics in foetuses with and without neonatal RDS

From: Validity of foetal Doppler indices in predicting postnatal respiratory distress syndrome: a prospective study

N = 342 Foetuses belonging to Foetuses belonging to p value
RDS (+) group RDS (-) group
N = 47 N = 295
Maternal age (years) 25.45 ± 4.52 27.51 ± 5.14 0.398
GA at delivery(weeks) 35.23 ± 1.51 36.27 ± 1.64  < 0.05
Mode of delivery
Vaginal (number of) 26 (55.3%) 168 (56.9%) 0.567
C-section(number of) 21(44.6%) 127 (43%) 0.557
Ultrasound measurements:
AFI (cm) 9.46 ± 2.19 14.21 ± 5.41  < 0.05
EFW (g) 2408.08 ± 437.65 2871.83 ± 423.57  < 0.05
NEONATAL DATA:
Male sex 30 (63.8%) 144 (48.8%) 0.03
NBW (g) 2302 ± 405.95 2902 ± 463.67  < 0.05
NICU admission 47(100%) 98(33.2%)  < 0.05
Apgar 1 min 4.02 ± 0.87 7.27 ± 0.55  < 0.05
Apgar 5 min 5.87 ± 0.61 9.45 ± 0.62  < 0.05