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Table 1 Characteristics of baboon neonates.

From: The influence of long chain polyunsaturate supplementation on docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid in baboon neonate central nervous system

  Breastfed B Term, no LCP T- Term, LCP T+ Preterm, no LCP P- Preterm, LCP P+
Gender 2F, 3M 5F, 2M 2F, 5M 3F, 2M 3F, 2M
Gestational age at CSa (d) Spontaneous Labor Spontaneous labor Spontaneous labor 156 ± 5 154 ± 2
Age at euthanasia (d)b 28 28 28.6 208 ± 2 208 ± 2
Birth weight (g)c 875 ± 65A 821 ± 119A 894 ± 96A 632 ± 61B 608 ± 71B
Body weight at euthanasia (g)d 1152 ± 177 1147 ± 113 1107 ± 145 1071 ± 187 1035 ± 220
Brain weight at euthanasia (g)d 103 ± 4 98 ± 6 100 ± 11 93 ± 8 94 ± 9
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD.
  2. aCS, Cesarean section.
  3. bReported as birth age for B and T groups and conceptual (gestational) age for the P groups. The normal gestational period for baboons is 180–182 days. Conceptual age for B and T at euthanasia was within 2 days of that for P+ and P-. Two animals in the T- group and one in the B group were 42 days old at euthanasia. Other than these, all animals were about 208 days post-conception at euthanasia.
  4. cValues that do not share common capital letter superscripts are significantly different (p <0.05).
  5. dNo significant differences among groups.