Table 1

Characteristics of neonates in phase 2 and 3 of the study

CharacteristicsPhase 2Phase 3
Number of neonates3398
Number of recordings69235
In need of PPVNoYes
Apgar 1 min9 (IQR 9–9)3 (IQR 2–4)
Apgar 5 min9 (IQR 9–10)5 (IQR 4–6)
Median weight (g)3000 (IQR 2700–3390)3100 (IQR 2750–3400)
Time of HR assessment after birth (s)120–1800 (median 300, IQR 180–600)~100–720*
  • *Exact data on time for measurements not possible to obtain through the method used in phase 3.

  • HR, heart rate; PPV, positive pressure ventilation.