Table 1

Characteristics of study infants

*Birth weight < the 10th centile.
†Median (range).
CPAP, Continuous positive airway pressure.
Mean (SD) birth weight (g)1129 (279)
Mean (SD) gestational age (days) 201 (14)
Males 52 (48%)
Small for gestational age* 29 (27%)
Days on ventilator† 0 (0–25)
Days on nasal CPAP† 18 (0–66)