Table 3

Comparison of short term outcome in very low birthweight boys and girls

  • Data are presented as percentages with centre ranges in parentheses.

  • 3-150 Postnatal steroids for bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

  • 3-151 Most severe grade in infants who had an ultrasound (n=5822).

  • 3-152 Periventricular leucomalacia; of infants who had an ultrasound after 2 weeks (n=4077).

  • 3-153 A positive culture in the presence of compatible clinical signs of septiacaemia.

  • 3-154 A positive culture of cerebrospinal fluid or pathogens in brain tissue in the presence of compatible clinical signs of meningitis or encephalitis.

  • 3-160 Bacteria present in urine from catheterised or suprapubic specimens only in the presence of compatible clinical signs of cystitis or pyelonephritis.

  • RDS, Respiratory distress syndrome; CLD, chronic lung disease; NEC, necrotising enterocolitis; PDA, patent ductus arteriosus.