Table 2

 Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment

CategoryAccepted (n = 28)Refused (n = 11)p Value
Values are median (range). p Values were obtained using Student’s t test except where indicated.
*Fisher’s exact test.
†Duration between discussion and parent agreeing to withdrawal.
‡Duration between withdrawal of care and death.
Gestational age (weeks)24 (22–40)24 (23–40)0.57
Birth weight (g)645 (445–2336)680 (460–3225)0.70
Age at death (days)4 (1–57)7 (2–134)0.26
Duration of discussion (min)†165 (30–2160)Not applicable
Time to death (min)‡22 (5–210)Not applicable