Table 1: Comparison of baseline variables in study groups and their association with feed intolerance.

Total Group A (165)Group B (153) Odd ratio95% CI
Over all feed intolerance16210.2530.670.338–1.3475

GA*34–36 wks 6 daysGroup A (98)Group B (69) Odd ratio95% CI
9120.12070.48030.19031.2126
37–40 wksGroup A (67)Group B (84) Odd ratio95% CI
790.95780.97220.34212.7629

B.Wt<2 kgGroup A (21)Group B (19) Odd ratio95% CI
750.62921.40000.35725.4874
2-3 kgGroup A (140)Group B (122) Odd ratio95% CI
760.98781.00880.32963.0875
>3 kgGroup A (4)Group B (12) Odd ratio95% CI
2100.20320.2000.01682.3864

GenderMGroup A (86)Group B (80) Odd ratio95% CI
9110.51710.73320.28671.8750
FGroup A (79)Group B (73) Odd ratio95% CI
7100.55740.73500.26282.0558

MOD#Vaginal Group A (92)Group B (93) Odd ratio95% CI
7110.330.610.221.66
C/SGroup A (73)Group B (60) Odd ratio95% CI
9100.470.700.261.86

COM**Thick Group A (40)Group B (42) Odd ratio95% CI
780.850.900.292.76
Thin Group A (125)Group B (111) Odd ratio95% CI
9130.230.580.231.42

Group A: the “gastric lavage” group; group B: the “no gastric lavage” group; CI: confidence interval; GA*: gestational age; B.Wt: birth weight; wks: weeks; kg: kilograms; M: male; F: female; MOD#: mode of delivery; C/S: cesarean section; COM**: consistency of meconium.