Table 6

Early and late growth of all 125 babies6-152

Group A (n=64)Group B (n=61)
Maximal % weight loss6-151 5.1 (3.3–8.2)8.4 (5.5–11.5)6-150
Time to regain birthweight (d)6-151 9 (6–11)12 (9–17)6-160
Mean (SD) final weight (g)2111 (904)2080 (809)
No (%) with weight <10th centile at discharge/death38 (59)50 (82)6-150
No (%) with weight <3rd centile at discharge/death24 (38)34 (56)
Mean (SD) final length (cm)43.0 (6.3)42.8 (5.9)
No (%) with length <l0th centile at discharge/death36 (56)45 (74)
No (%) with length <3rd centile at discharge/death21 (33)35 (57)6-150
Mean (SD) final head circumference (cm)31.4 (5–0)31.5 (4.5)
No (%) with head circumference <10th centile at discharge/death9 (14)18 (30)
No (%) with head circumference <3rd centile at discharge/death3 (5)10 (16)
  • 6-152 Late growth is at discharge or death.

  • 6-151 Median (Interquartile range).

  • 6-150 P<0.05.

  • 6-160 P<0.001.