Table 1

Characteristics (means and standard deviations) of neonates in pre-eclampsia and control groups

Pre-eclampsia group (n=18) mean (SD)Control group (n=18) mean (SD)p Value*
Gestation (weeks)31.1 (2.5)30.4 (2.1)0.37
Birthweight (g)1432 (676)1692 (500)0.20
pH
 UA7.28 (0.08)7.36 (0.05)< 0.01
 Day 17.42 (0.06)7.40 (0.06)0.26
 Day 37.40 (0.06)7.39 (0.05)0.56
Arterial PO2 (kPa)
 UA1.88 (0.75)3.27 (1.41)< 0.01
 Day 110.06 (2.61)10.34 (1.92)0.22
 Day 310.52 (3.86)10.98 (1.65)0.66
Arterial PCO2 (kPa)
 UA7.54 (0.99)6.02 (1.08)< 0.01
 Day 14.74 (0.92)5.40 (0.76)0.01
 Day 35.21 (0.85)5.05 (0.84)0.59
Packed cell volume (haematocrit) (%)
 Day 10.53 (0.07)0.51 (0.06)0.57
 Day 30.48 (0.09)0.46 (0.08)0.62
Mean arterial blood pressure (mm Hg)
 Day 138 (6)37 (5)0.83
 Day 343 (9)43 (5)0.79
  • Level of significance determined by unpairedt test.