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Table 10 Newborn average length of stay and total hospital charge by type of bed placement

From: Substance use during pregnancy: impact on Colorado community hospital

Type of Charge Average Length of Stay for Newborns ± sda Total Cost of Hospital Stay for a Newborn
Normal Newborn 2.6 ± 1.2 days (only cannabis) $6618.17
SCNSY 11.4 ± 18.3 days (only cannabis) $40,584.00
Normal Newborn 5.2 ± 6.2 days (other drugs) $13,364.00
SCNSY 41.5 ± 53.5 days (other drugs) $147,751.64
  1. Abbreviation: SCNSY Special care nursery
  2. a The average length of stay of cannabis-exposed newborns was significantly shorter than that of other-drug exposed newborns according to a two-sample t-test of log-transformed values (t = − 5.79, df = 185, p < 0.001)