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Table 1 Assessment of maternal care

From: Exposure of neonatal rats to alcohol has differential effects on neuroinflammation and neuronal survival in the cerebellum and hippocampus

Characterization Air (% of total observation time) PAE (% of total observation time) t p value
No contact with pups 23.98 ± 4.05 12.50 ± 8.41 1.23 0.242
Licking pups and arched-back nursing 7.10 ± 2.16 3.95 ± 2.54 0.94 0.365
Arched-back nursing 29.86 ± 7.00 26.02 ± 9.51 0.33 0.751
Blanket nursing 23.90 ± 7.76 46.68 ± 11.18 1.67 0.120
Passive nursing 7.80 ± 2.67 5.66 ± 2.91 0.54 0.597
Licking pups 7.37 ± 1.24 5.19 ± 1.48 1.13 0.281
  1. Maternal care was assessed hourly throughout exposure and for several hours following exposure (as described in the methods). Key maternal behaviors were scored and displayed above. DF = 12, n = 7