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Table 1 For women who returned questionnaires: baseline characteristics, baby’s length of stay and baby status

From: Women’s experiences of participating in a randomised trial comparing alternative policies for timing of cord clamping at very preterm birth: a questionnaire study

  First (at 4–8 weeks) Second (at 1 year)
Clamp ≥ 2 min + neonatal care with cord intact Clamp ≤ 20 s + neonatal care after clamping Clamp ≥ 2 min + neonatal care with cord intact Clamp ≤ 20 s + neonatal care after clamping
n = 99 (%) n = 87 (%) n = 83 (%) n = 50 (%)
Age (years)
 < 20 2 (2%) 7 (8%) 1 (1%) 1 (2%)
 20–24 14 (14%) 14 (16%) 11 (13%) 6 (12%)
 25–29 19 (19%) 21 (24%) 13 (16%) 12 (24%)
 30–34 41 (41%) 29 (33%) 38 (46%) 16 (32%)
 35–39 18 (18%) 10 (11%) 15 (18%) 9 (18%)
 ≥ 40 5 (5%) 6 (7%) 5 (6%) 6 (12%)
Consent pathway
 usual one-stage 73 (74%) 68 (78%) 60 (72%) 39 (78%)
 two-stage 26 (26%) 19 (22%) 23 (28%) 11 (22%)
Gestation at birth (weeks)
 < 26 15 (15%) 8 (9%) 12 (14%) 4 (8%)
 26+ 0–27+ 6 22 (22%) 16 (18%) 16 (19%) 8 (16%)
 28+ 0–29+ 6 27 (27%) 34 (39%) 22 (27%) 20 (40%)
 30+ 0 - 31+ 6 34 (34%) 28 (32%) 31 (37%) 16 (32%)
 ≥ 32 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 2 (4%)
Blood loss at birth (ml)
 0–499 49 (49%) 44 (51%) 41 (49%) 23 (46%)
 500–999 41 (41%) 33 (38%) 34 (41%) 21 (42%)
 ≥ 1000 9 (9%) 10 (11%) 8 (10%) 6 (12%)
For baby:
 length of hospital stay1 (weeks)
  ≤ 6 27 (27%) 24 (28%) 25 (30%) 16 (32%)
  > 6 70 (71%) 61 (70%) 56 (67%) 33 (66%)
  died before discharge 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 1 (2%)
 status when questionnaire completed2
  alive 98 (99%) 83 (95%) 81 (98%) 48 (96%)
  dead 1 (1%) 4 (5%) 2 (2%) 2 (4%)
  1. 1 – For twin births, category is based on longest stay. If one twin died, category is based on stay of surviving twin, this occurred for two families completing the postnatal questionnaire and one family completing the 1-year questionnaire
  2. 2 – For twin births, if one twin died status is reported according to the deceased twin. Note, for one participant the first questionnaire was completed when the baby was still in hospital who later died. Number of babies who died includes stillbirths