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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Mandibular growth in infants with Robin sequence treated with the Tübingen palatal plate

Characteristics All patients n = 31 Patients with Jaw Index data at follow-up n = 20a
Gender (male/female) 11/20 8/12
Gestational age at birth (weeks) 39.4 (38.4–40.3) 39.0 (38.3–39.7)
5 min APGAR score 9 (7–10) 9 (7–10)
Age at admission (days) 25 (5.5–48.5) 24 (3.8–36.8)
Duration of hospital stay (days) 17 (13.5–24.0) 17 (13.5–24.0)
Weight (g) admission 3520 (2988–3993) 3352 (2925–3848)
SDS admission −1.34 (− 1.76 – − 0.57) −1.29 (− 1.73–0.20)
Weight (g) discharge 4130 (3748–4509) 3960 (3658–4361)
SDS discharge −1.14 (− 1.79 – − 0.54) −1.10 (− 1.79 – − 0.35)
Weight (g) 3 month follow-up 6093 (5120–6394) 6133 (5350–6391)
SDS 3 month follow-up −1.50 (− 1.89 – − 0.54) −1.61 (− 1.93 – − 0.65)
SDS admission - birth weight −0.90 (− 1.37 – − 0.39) −0.87 (− 1.32 – − 0.31)
SDS weight discharge - admission − 0.07 (− 0.17–0.30) − 0.09 (− 0.22–0.39)
SDS weight 3 month - admission − 0.14 (− 0.59–0.59) − 0.28 (− 0.61–0.38)
Feeding difficulties (NGT) n %
 at admission 26 (84%) 18 (90%)
 at discharge 7 (22.6%) 4 (20%)
  1. Values are given as median (IQR), NGT nasogastric tube
  2. aAll infants with Jaw index data at the 3-month follow-up were treated with a TPP