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Table 4 Pregnancy and newborn outcomes for pregnant participants who received only a single dose of 70,000 IU vitamin D at enrollment and were followed up to delivery

From: Pharmacokinetics of a single oral dose of vitamin D3 (70,000 IU) in pregnant and non-pregnant women

N 13
Gestational age at birth, weeks (by LMP) a Mean (±SD) 38.8 (±1.8)
Range 35.7 – 42.0
Preterm, n (%) 2 (15%)
Birth weight b(g)  
Mean (±SD) c 2441 (±354)
Range (g) 1890 – 3005
n/N (%) Low Birth Weight 6/12 (50%)
Delivery mode, n/N (%) Cesarean section d 8/13 (62%)
Sex, n (%) female 5 (38%)
Live births e 12/13
Alive at 1 month of age f 11/13
  1. a. In a sample of 113 deliveries at the study site (October 2009 to January 2010) for which there was a recalled first day of last menstrual period, the mean gestational age at birth was estimated to be 39.7 weeks (±2.2).
  2. b. Only includes the 12 liveborn infants.
  3. c. In a consecutive sample of 362 liveborn infants delivered at the study site (October 2009 to January 2010), the mean birth weight was 2780 g (±440).
  4. d. In a consecutive sample of 369 deliveries at the study site (October 2009 to January 2010), there were 199 cesarean deliveries (54%).
  5. e. There was one stillbirth. In a consecutive sample of 369 deliveries at the study site (October 2009 to January 2010), there were 7 stillbirths (2%).
  6. f. There was one neonatal death at 3 days of age.