Table 4

Profiles of infants of BBG colonised and not colonised4-150

BBG not colonisedBBG colonised
No of cases2026
No of BBG administered323
Sex (M/F)10/1011/15
No of SGA infant24
Gestation (w)28.5 (1.7)28.9 (2.0)
Birth weight (g)1049 (196)1117 (191)
IPPV (days)4.5 [0-47]3 [0-44]
Duration of antibiotics (days)8 [0-24]7 [0-21]
Doses of indomethacin254-151 84-151
  • 4-150 Values represent mean (SD) or median [range].

  • 4-151 p = 0.0621.

  • BBG: administered Bifidobacterium breve, SGA: small for gestational age (<−1.5SD), IPPV: intermittent positive pressure ventilation.