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Table 4 Pregnancy to one year hospitalisation costs: mean (standard deviation), by gestational age for SGA and AGA infants

From: Prenatal and post-natal cost of small for gestational age infants: a national study

  Gestational age
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N = 1,213 N = 3,346 N = 29,165 N = 101,974 N = 344,750
SGA AGA SGA AGA SGA AGA SGA AGA SGA AGA
N = 517 N = 696 N = 1,791 N = 1,555 N = 8,789 N = 20,376 N = 17,491 N = 84,483 N = 56,100 N = 288,650
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
PREGNANCY (maternal) €1,785 (€2,673) €1,763 (€2,387) €2,739 (€2,814) €4,150 (€6,295) €3,238 (€3,358) €2,759 (€3,507) €1,726 (€2,486) €1,160 (€1,945) €640 (€1,404) €477 (€1,119)
DELIVERY (maternal) €6,675 (€12,363) €3,735 (€2,220) €6,175 (€1,242) €6,306 (€3,557) €6,296 (€2,335) €4,878 (€2,203) €3,395 (€818) €3,026 (€726) €2,585 (€773) €2,481 (€508)
INITIAL HOSPITALISATION (infant) €42,539 (€33,838) €36,905 (€30,188) €28,671 (€14,143) €21,935 (€14,680) €8,484 (€7,869) €4,539 (€5,313) €2,067 (€2,620) €1,074 (€1,315) €1,170 (€1,374) €979 (€849)
FIRST YEAR OF LIFE €17,273 (€31,936) €21,145 (€35,397) €14,143 (€22,627) €13,571 (€19,624) €3,868 (€8,899) €1,994 (€6,230) €715 (€3,060) €392 (€1,935) €416 (€2,615) €287 (€1,833)
TOTAL AVERAGE COST €68,272 (€43,776) €63,547 (€43,951) €49,304 (€27,118) €43,490 (€21,423) €18,783 (€12,078) €12,026 (€8,585) €6,634 (€4,313) €4,682 (€2,556) €4,487 (€3,080) €3,926 (€2,081)
57,772 51,948 42,545 38,885 12,551 9,721 5,554 4,121 3,703 3,467
Median (IQR) [38,780; 86,606] [34,779; 81,310] [30,175; 60,134] [27726; 52,644] [6,822; 22,688] [6,330; 15,051] [3,742; 8,324] [2,909; 5,824] [2,443; 5,628] [2,476; 4,855]
Average cost difference between SGA and AGA infants € 4,725 € 5,814 € 6,757 € 1,952 € 561