Table 1.

Clinical characteristics of the newborns enrolled in the study

Clinical characteristicResult
No. (%) of male gender16 (47)
No. (%) of newborns delivered by cesarean section
19 (56)
Median (range) gestational age (wk)39.1 (37–40.5)
Median (range) birth wt (g)3,065 (2,850–3,760)
Median (range) Apgar score at:
    1 min9 (7–10)
    5 min10 (9–10)
    10 min10 (9–10)
Median (range) cord blood arterial pH7.27 (7.13–7.36)
Median (range) age of mother (yr)28 (20–39)
Median (range) parity of mother1 (1–3)