Table 1

 Demographic and clinical data on infants studied

Inborn(n = 34)Outborn(n = 19)Total(n = 53)
Birth weight (g)810.5749.9770
    Median (range)(420–1200)(456–1092)(420–1200)
Gestational age (weeks)25.72526.4
    Median (range)(23.1–26.6)(23.1–26.6)(23.1–26.6)
Sex (male:female)19:157:1226:27
Multiples, n(%)12 (35)6 (32)18 (34)
Antenatal steroid treatment, n(%)29 (85)16 (84)45 (85)
Surfactant before extubation, n(%)34 (100)19 (100)53 (100)
Deaths in the first 7 days, n(%)3 (9)6 (32)9 (17)