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Table 1 Clinical and peripartal features of infants studied, stratified by gestational age.

From: Enterococcal colonization of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit: associated predictors, risk factors and seasonal patterns

Gestational age n Median (weeks) Range (weeks) Cesarean section Prepartal hospitalization ≥ 3 days Prepartal antibiotics ≥ 1 day PROMa ≥ 24 hours Maternal rectovaginal colonization with enterococci
≥ 37 weeks of gestation 117 39 37–44 62 (53.0%) 4 (3.4%) 5 (4.2%) 2 (1.7%) 33 (28.2%)
32–36 weeks of gestation 94 34 32–36 60 (63.8%) 22 (23.4%) 22 (23.4%) 5 (5.3%) 16 (17.0%)
< 32 weeks of gestation 63 28 23–31 52 (82.5%) 23 (36.5%) 27 (42.9%) 10 (15.9%) 4 (6.3%)
  1. aPROM indicates premature rupture of membranes