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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the two infant groups at birth and at time of enrolment

From: Is targeted fortification of human breast milk an optimal nutrition strategy for preterm infants? An interventional study

Birth Intervention
group Mean (SD)
Standardized fortification
group Mean (SD)
p value
Gestational age (weeks) 29.1 (1.03) 29.5 (1.18) 0.5
Weight (g) 1223 (195) 1287 (190) 0.8
Length (cm) 37.2 (3.09) 38.5 (2.26) 0.3
Head circumference (cm) 26.7 (2.84) 27.8 (1.83) 0.5
Enrolment  
Gestational age (weeks) 31.4 (0.97) 32.2 (0.63) 0.1
Weight (g) 1412 (231) 1557 (173) 0.3
Length (cm) 38.5 (3.4) 40.2 (2.1) 0.3
Head circumference (cm) 27.3 (2.03) 28.2 (1.13) 0.5