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Table 4 Medical criteria always or often considered in antenatal and postnatal decisions to actively manage or not an extremely premature baby

From: End-of-life decisions and practices for very preterm infants in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation of Belgium

  Antenatal decisions
n (%)
Postnatal decisions
n (%)
Presence of a significant malformation 52 (92.9)
2 missing values
50 (87.7)
1 missing value
Chorioamnionitis or other infection 44 (77.2)
1 missing value
43 (75.4)
1 missing value
Birth weight 43 (75.5)
1 missing value
37 (64.9)
1 missing value
Signs of acute foetal distress 32 (57.1)
2 missing values
41 (71.9)
1 missing value
Singleton/multiple 16 (29.1)
3 missing values
9 (16.4)
3 missing values
Phenotype 4 (7.1)
2 missing values
1 (1.8)
2 missing values
Sex 6 (10.7)
2 missing values
3 (5.4)
2 missing values