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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the patients (median with 25th and 75th centiles)

From: Effects of perinatal factors on sirtuin 3, 8-hydroxy-2′- deoxyguanosine, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and serotonin in cord blood and early breast milk: an observational study

   Vaginal birth at term N = 27 Caesarean section at term N = 29 Preterm birth N = 28
Gestational age (weeks) 39.0 (38.0;40.0) 39.0 (38.0;40.0) 34.0 (31.2;35.0)
Birthweight (grams) 3410.0 (3110.0;3620.0) 3430.0 (3030.0;3880.0) 1940.0 (1525.0;2237.0)
Apgar score (1 min) 9.0 (9.0;9.0) 9.0 (9.0;9.0) 9.0 (7.0;9.0)
Apgar score (5 min) 10.0 (10.0;10.0) 10.0 (10.0;10.0) 10.0 (10.0;10.0)
Medication
 Epidural anaesthesia N (%) 12 (44.4) 27 (87.1) 11 (39.3)
 Oxytocin   7 (5.9) 6 (19.3) 4 (14.3)
 Steroid prophylaxis     17 (60.7)
 β-mimetic tocolysis     3 (10.7)
 Antibiotics     7 (25.0)
 Metyldopa     7 (25.0)
Primiparae   13 (48.1) 5 (17.2) 10 (35.7)