Table 5

Mean BWs and GAs of infants with severe ROP according to types of units

University hospitals
State hospitals
Private hospitals
P value*
Mean GA (weeks)26.3±226.7±2.227.9±2.1<0.05
Mean BW (g)878±250905±2731128±299<0.05
  • *The values are significantly higher in private hospitals than in university and state hospitals.

  • BW, birth weight;  GA, gestational age; n, number of patients; ROP, retinopathy of prematurity.