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Table 1 Clinical data of asphyxiated newborns and newborn nonasphyxiated controls

From: Fas-ligand and interleukin-6 in the cerebrospinal fluid are early predictors of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and long-term outcomes after birth asphyxia in term infants

  Controls HIE-I HIE-II HIE-III
Number of patients 20 14 16 14
Gestational age (week)a 39.5 (38.8 to 41.7) 41.1 (37.4 to 41.3) 40.1 (38.6 to 40.3) 39.0 (37.2 to 40.4)
Birth weight (g)a 3614 (2820 to 4570) 3500 (3240 to 4050) 3650 (3325 to 3975) 3310 (3225 to 3595)
Gender (female:male)a 10:10 7:7 7:9 8:6
1-min Apgar score** 9 (7 to 9) 2 (1 to 3) 1.5 (1 to 4) 1 (1 to 2)
5-min Apgar score** 10 (8 to 10) 5 (4 to 6) 3.5 (3 to 6) 3 (0 to 4)
10-min Apgar score** 10 (10 to 10) 6.5 (6 to 7) 5 (3 to 7) 4.5 (2 to 6)
Arterial pH** 7.40 (7.13 to 7.40) 7.00 (6.90 to 7.10) 7.00 (6.80 to 7.20) 6.90 (6.70 to 7.10)
BEa − 2.5 (− 18.5 to − 0) − 17.0 (− 19.3 to − 9.4) − 24.0 (− 27.0 to − 17.0) − 20.0 (− 25.0 to − 14.3)
Maternal infectiona 0 2 2 2
  1. Data are expressed as median (IQR)
  2. aNot statistically significant
  3. **p < 0.0001