The CRIB (Clinical Risk Index for Babies) score, and its update, CRIB II, are designed to predict mortality for infants born below 32/40.
They are based on specific criteria present in the first 12 hours of the infant’s life (to minimise treatment influences). For CRIB II, they are:
- Birth weight by gestation
- Maximum base deficit in the first 12h
- Admission temperature
Though there is some correlation between the score and mortality, its use to predict neurological impairment is not strong.
First published: 31/07/14