Table 1

Characteristics of premature children and mothers screened for ocular disorders

VariableTotalMaleFemale
NN%N%
Birth weight<1500 g432046.5%2353.5%
>1500 g1798547.5%9452.5%
Gestational age<34 weeks1226049.2%6250.8%
>34 weeks1004545%5555%
Multiple gestationYes804252.5%3847.5%
No1426344.4%7955.6%
Oxygen supplementationYes974748.5%5051.5%
No1255846.4%6753.6%
Infantile morbiditySepsis6233.3%466.7%
IVH200%2100%
BPD and sepsis11100%00%
None21310247.9%11152.1%
Mode of deliveryVaginal delivery1235343.1%7056.9%
Caesarean section995252.5%4747.5%
MultiparityYes471838.3%2961.7%
No1756334.35965.7%
Maternal morbidityPIH442250%2250%
HIV5240%360%
HIV and PIH33100%00%
DM200%2100%
DM and PIH100%1100%
TORCH11100%00%
None1667746.4%8953.6%
NICU locationSPH1466544.5%8155.5%
TASH764052.6%3647.4%
  • BPD, bronchopulmonary dysplasia; DM, diabetes mellitus; IVH, intraventricular haemorrhage; PIH, pregnancy-induced hypertension; SPH, Saint Paul Hospital; TASH, Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital; TORCH, toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex and HIV.