Tip 214: EPICure survival statistics of extreme prematurity

EPICure is a population-based study of extremely premature infants, looking at their survival and later health challenges. It was initially undertaken in 1995 (EPICure 1) and repeated in 2006 (EPICure 2).

The 2006 data is commonly used, alongside unit’s own data, in counselling of extremely preterm infants.

Data in table below is rounded to nearest 5% for easy remembering!

23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks
Survival to discharge from onset of labour 15% 35% 60%
Survival to discharge from admission to NNU 30% 45% 70%
Survival with no/mild disability at 3 years 50% 60% 70%

External link: EPICure

Previously published: 22/01/15

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