Table 7.

Comparison of Age at Death, Ultrasound Findings, and Autopsy Rate Among Infants Who Did and Did Not Have Intensive Care Actively Withdrawn

Active Withdrawal of Intensive Care
n = 269 (55.3%)
Age at Death (Days)
Care Not Actively Withdrawn
n = 217 (44.7%)
Age at Death (Days)
nMedian75th PercentileMaximumnMedian75th PercentileMaximum
Gestation (wk)
 2121212
 22131540722326
 23511216854215225
 2410131216897213164
 251024151706928325
 All269311170217213325
Cerebral ultrasound scansP Value
 None recorded60 (22.3%)71 (32.7%)<.0001
 Cysts and/or  ventriculomegaly84/209 (40.2%)29/146 (19.9%)<.0001
Autopsy performed71/269 (26.4%)68/215 (31.6%).23