Table 2

Neonatal care provided to infants admitted below 26 weeks' gestation; 1991–1993 compared with 2001–2003

1991–19932001–2003
Deaths before dischargeDischarged aliveDeaths before dischargeDischarged alive
(n=183)(n=66)(n=125)(n=105)
Neonatal careMedian (range)Median (range)Median (range)Median (range)
Birth weight (g)680 (230–1050)780 (545–1020)650 (440–1060)750 (480–1080)
Length of stay (days)2 (1–144)*102 (15–320)**5 (1–164)*118 (22–237)**
Days in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)0 (0–31)**1 (0–64)*0 (0–65)**30 (0–80)*
Days of ventilation2 (0–113)*27 (0–139)5 (0–109)*29 (0–101)
Days in oxygen (excluding time on CPAP and ventilation)0 (0–101)47 (0–136)0 (0–49)44 (0–155)