Table 2

Population characteristics; children

Child characteristicChildren with requisitions
(n=65 315)
Sex
N (%)
MissingNone0.0
Male35 05553.7
Female30 26046.3
Birth weight (g)
N (%)
Missing10561.6
Low birth weight*31964.9
Normal birth weight61 06393.5
Gestational age
N (%)
Missing9161.4
Preterm born†48137.4
Term born59 58691.2
  • *Low birth weight defined as <2500 g.

  • †Preterm born defined as <260 gestation days.