Table 2.

Outcome to 5 Years of Age for Live Births 23 to 27 Weeks' Gestational Age by Postnatal Age

ParameterGestational Age (Completed Weeks)
232425262723–27
Livebirths(n)52 63 88 98 100 401 
Died(n)47 42 37 27 23 176 
 Day 1 (n [% deaths])42 (89)30 (71)14 (38)9 (33)6 (26)101 (57)
  no intensive care (n [% deaths])36 (77)22 (52)5 (14)2 (7)1 (4)66 (38)
  intensive care (n [% deaths])6 (13)8 (19)9 (24)7 (26)5 (22)35 (20)
 Days 2–7 (n [% deaths])2 (4)8 (19)10 (37)8 (30)8 (35)36 (20)
 Days 8–28 (n [% deaths])2 (4)3 (7)7 (19)5 (19)3 (13)20 (11)
 After day 28 to discharge (n [% deaths])1 (2)1 (2)6 (16)5 (19)6 (26)19 (11)
 Post discharge (n [% deaths])0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1 (4)1 (4)2 (1)
Survived without major disability(n)3 14 38 54 72 181*
 % of all live births (95% CI)6 (1, 16)22 (13, 34)43 (33, 54)55 (45, 65)72 (62, 80)45 (40, 50)
 % if discharged home (95% CI)60 (15, 95)67 (43, 85)75 (60, 86)75 (63, 84)92 (84, 97)80 (74, 85)
Survived with major disability(n)2 7 13 17 5 44 
 % of all live births (95% CI)4 (0, 13)11 (5, 22)15 (8, 24)17 (10, 26)5 (2, 11)11 (8, 14)
 % if discharged home (95% CI)40 (5, 85)33 (15, 57)25 (14, 40)24 (14, 35)6 (2, 14)19 (14, 24)
  • * Assumes 4 survivors not assessed (n = 1 at 26 weeks, n = 3 at 27 weeks) had no disability.

  • Statistically significant increase with increasing gestational age.

  • Statistically significant decrease with increasing gestational age.

    Total numbers offered intensive care comprise all deaths offered intensive care and all survivors.