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Table 2 Children’s and caregivers’ characteristics among KD children with IVIG responsiveness and resistance

From: Association between maternal age and outcomes in Kawasaki disease patients

  IVIG responsiveness (n = 162) IVIG resistance (n = 14) P value
Children’s characteristics
 Age, mean, years 1.82 ± 1.51 1.89 ± 1.27 .88
 Gender, No.    .133
  Male 94 11  
  Female 68 3  
 Gestational age, mean, weeks 38.38 ± 2.01 38.38 ± 1.12 1.00
 Prematurity, No.    .577
  <37 weeks 17 1  
  37 weeks 113 12  
 Birth body weight, mean, grams 3080.44 ± 475.23 3033.69 ± 225.06 .727
 Birth body weight, No.    .224
  1500 g~ 2499 g or 4001 g 14 0  
  2500 g~ 4000 g 122 13  
 Delivery methods, No.    .405
  Vaginal 81 8  
  Cesarean 54 3  
 Breast-feeding, mean, weeks 27.92 ± 34.77 52 ± 66.53 .101
 Breast-feeding, No.    .059
  Yes 109 7  
  No 25 5  
Caregivers’ characteristics
 Caregiver, No.    .974
  Parents 139 12  
  Non-parents 12 1  
 Education Levels, No.    .839
  Senior high school 75 7  
  University 84 7  
 Maternal age, mean, years 31.39 ± 3.83 33.17 ± 4.17 .129
 Maternal age, No.    .01*
  <35 years 110 6  
  35 years 25 6  
 Total number of children, mean 1.88 ± 0.63 1.64 ± 0.63 .189
 Total number of children, No.    .550
  2 139 13  
  3 20 1  
 Family income, No.    .09
  49999 New Taiwan dollar per month 80 10  
  50000 New Taiwan dollar per month 57 2  
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD or n
  2. Statistical values are expressed as t-value
  3. *p < 0.05