TABLE 4.

Factors Considered by Parents in Decisions About Resuscitation Status for VLBW Infants

Taiwan (n = 45)Hong Kong (n = 42)Singapore (n = 55)Kuala Lumpur (n = 36)Tokyo (n = 31)Melbourne (n = 48)San Francisco (n = 63)
Physician's opinion93 (78, 100)96 (79, 100)94 (77, 100)95 (76, 100)100 (76, 100)96 (78, 100)94 (79, 100)
Partner's opinion*90 (75, 100)87 (73, 100)81 (68, 94)63 (57, 69)92 (76, 100)87 (75, 99)
Attachment/bonding*82 (46, 100)85 (72, 99)84 (69, 98)64 (58, 71)84 (71, 97)94 (80, 100)
Likelihood of death70 (62, 77)76 (66, 86)81 (69, 94)86 (71, 100)43 (40, 46)80 (68, 91)73 (66, 81)
Likelihood of disability39 (35, 43)75 (65, 85)78 (67, 88)78 (66, 91)52 (51, 52)76 (66, 85)63 (58, 66)
Pain and suffering*63 (58, 69)85 (72, 88)78 (66, 91)55 (53, 57)71 (63, 80)89 (76, 100)
Financial issues17 (5, 30)27 (19, 36)65 (59, 71)73 (63, 83)23 (11, 36)6 (0, 23)16 (5, 27)
Religious considerations22 (11, 33)25 (15, 35)52 (51, 53)54 (52, 56)8 (0, 28)18 (6, 31)30 (24, 37)
  • Data are shown as percent (95% confidence interval).

  • * The question was not asked in some interviews.