Table 1. The characteristics of patients included in the study.
GroupsnGender (male/female)Gestational age (weeks)Birth weight (kg)5-min Apgar scoreSpO2 (%)
Control157/833.5 ± 3.33.12 ± 0.129.3 ± 0.296.1 ± 1.8
NRDS73/431.6 ± 4.82.65 ± 0.29*6.9 ± 0.3*Acute illness82.7 ± 5.1*
Recovery92.9 ± 2.7

*P < 0.05, versus control.

P < 0.05, versus neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS) infants after recovery.