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Table 2 Outcomes of the intervention and standardized fortification groups

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

  Intervention group Mean (95 % CI) Historical group Mean (95 % CI) p value
Weekly weight increase (grams) 205.5 (177–233) 155 (132–178) 0.025*
Weekly length increase (cm) 1.6 (1.1–2.2) 1.1 (0.8–1.5) 0.003*
Weekly head circumference increase (cm) 1.0 (0.9–1.1) 0.9 (0.8–1.0) 0.03*
Daily growth velocity (g/kg/day) 15.7 (14.5–16.9) 12.3 (10.7–13.9) 0.005*
Length of stay (days) 51 (42.9–59.1) 45.5 (40.4–50.6) 0.475
Weight at discharge (grams) 2404.3 (2157.9–2650.7) 2085.5 (1911.8–2259.2) 0.07
Length at discharge (cm) 45.9 (44.2–47.6) 44 (43.1–44.9) 0.07
Head circumference at discharge (cm) 32.2 (31.4–33.1) 31.4 (30.6–32.2) 0.161
  1. * Statistically significant