TABLE 4

Differences Between Follow-up Groups

Infants Assessed (n = 68)Died Before Follow-up Assessment (n = 16)No Follow-up Assessment (n = 35)
GA, median (range)27 wk 3 d (23 wk 3 d–29 wk 6 d)25 wk 1 d (23–28 wk)a27 wk 2 d (24 wk 3 d–29 wk 5 d)
Birth weight, median (range), g916 (502–1606)701 (370–1150)b960 (540–1460)
Chorioamnionitis, %3866.7c54.8
IUGR, %32.82516.7
Postnatal steroid therapy, %20.912.52.8b
Normal initial imaging results, %47.82045.7
GLH, %43.356.225
IVH, %28.437.511.1
Cerebellar hemorrhage, %4.518.7c5.5
Punctate white matter lesions, %272513.9
DEHSI, %78.386.4
  • a P < .001, for comparison between infants who underwent follow-up monitoring.

  • b P ≤ .01, for comparison between infants who underwent follow-up monitoring.

  • c P ≤ .05, for comparison between infants who underwent follow-up monitoring.