Table 1

Infant and parent characteristics

NNU with a CNSNNU without a CNS
Data are number (%) except for birth weight and discharge weight which are mean (SD).
NNU, Neonatal unit; CNS, community neonatal service.
Number11041077
Birth weight (g)1680 (0.84)1710 (0.77)
Discharge weight (g)2370 (0.64)2400 (0.58)
Gestation (weeks)
    ≤25 45 (4) 26 (2)
    26–29 283 (27) 282 (26)
    30–32 354 (33) 353 (33)
    33–36 235 (22) 278 (26)
    ≥37 149 (14) 144 (13)
Male 572 (52) 595 (55)
Mother employed 482 (46) 466 (45)
Husband/partner employed
    Yes 834 (82) 827 (81)
    No 94 (9) 109 (11)
    N/A 94 (9) 87 (8)
Age mother finished education
    <16 years 72 (7) 52 (5)
    16–17 years 605 (61) 581 (58)
    18–20 yreas 214 (22) 250 (25)
    21 years or more 99 (10) 113 (11)
Accommodation
    Owner occupied 718 (71) 718 (72)
    Council/housing ass 240 (24) 231 (23)
    Private rented 55 (4) 55 (4)
    Other 14 (1) 29 (1)