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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the hospitalized preterm infants in this study

From: Bacterial community structure and functional contributions to emergence of health or necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants

Characteristics NEC infants (n = 5) Control infants (n = 5)
Male/female 2/3 3/2
Gestational age (weeks) 24.4 to 32 (mean 26.8) 24.1 to 32 (mean 26.4)
Delivery: c-section/vaginal 5/0 5/0
Feeding: breast milk/formula/combination 2/1/2 2/0/3