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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of neonatal patients in the VAP and non-VAP groups

From: Significance of sTREM-1 in early prediction of ventilator-associated pneumonia in neonates: a single-center, prospective, observational study

Characteristics VAP group (n = 30) Non-VAP group (n = 30) P
Gender (Male/Female) 20/10 21/9 0.780
Delivery mode (Natural/C-section) 11/19 9/21 0.580
Birth weight (g) 2403 ± 1073 2628 ± 912.4 0.384
Gestational age (weeks) 33.78 ± 3.807 35.64 ± 3.765 0.063
Age at admission (h) 8.5(3.75–27) 11.5(3.75–25) 0.830
Underlying diseases
 RDS (n = 22) 12 10 0.592
 Malformation (n = 22) 10 12 0.592
 Pneumothorax (n = 7) 4 3 1.000
 Asphyxiation (n = 5) 2 3 1.000
 Pulmonary hemorrhage (n = 3) 2 1 1.000
 MAS (n = 1) 0 1 1.000
  1. Abbreviations: RDS Respiratory distress syndrome, MAS Meconium aspiration syndrome