Table 2

Risk factors for necrotising enterocolitis in cases versus controls

VariableAdjusted OR (95% CI)p Value
Transfusion exposure in previous 2 days2.44 (1.87 to 3.18)<0.01
Outborn status1.89 (1.42 to 2.04)<0.01
Small for gestational age1.97 (1.33 to 2.9)<0.01
  • Adjusted for birthweight, SNAPII score, Apgar score at 5 min, outborn status and prenatal steroid use.

  • SNAP, Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology.