Table 2 Baseline characteristics of infants with or without milking
CharacteristicsControl group(n = 20)Milked group(n = 20)95% CIp Value
Gestational age (weeks), mean (SD) (range)26.6 (1.2) (24–28)27.0 (1.5) (24–28)−0.41 to 1.320.14
Birth weight (g), mean (SD) (range)846 (171) (587–1180)836 (223) (494–1198)−138.23 to 117.370.43
Male, No (%)13 (65)10 (50)0.15 to 1.920.34
Antenatal steroid, No (%)7 (35)7 (35)0.27 to 3.760.63
PROM, No (%)5 (25)6 (30)0.30 to 2.290.72
Chorioamnionitis, No (%)11 (55)10 (50)0.23 to 2.840.75
Small for dates, No (%)6 (30)6 (30)0.23 to 3.870.63
1-min Apgar score, mean (SD)4.2 (1.8)5.4 (2.0)0.015 to 2.490.047*
5-min Apgar score, mean (SD)6.9 (1.7)7.3 (1.7)−0.70 to 1.500.23
Caesarean section, No (%)14 (70)14 (70)0.26 to 3.870.74
Death, No (%)3 (15)2 (10)0.09 to 4.220.63
  • *p<0.05.

  • PROM, premature rupture of membranes.