TABLE 2

Estimates of Best Interest and Compliance With Parental Decisions

Gestational Age, %Best Interests? YesBest Interests? NoPercentage of Those Who Comply With Comfort Care Against Their Own Estimate of Best InterestsPercentage of Those Who Comply With Active Care Against Their Own Estimate of Best Interests
22 weeks
    Teenaged mother1783a82.155a
    IVF267486.464
    Lawyers26748562
24 weeks
    Teenaged mother5347a6562a
    IVF6634b6880b
    Lawyers62386873
27 weeks
    Teenaged mother919a3665a
    IVF96427b74
    Lawyers9553776
  • a P < .01 teenaged mother versus IVF couple and lawyers.

  • b P < .01 IVF couple versus lawyers.