Collected Dataset / EPICE Perinatal Dataset

EPICE Perinatal Dataset

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Associated study

Acronym EPICE
Name Effective Perinatal Intensive Care In Europe
Study design Cohort
Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births) 10329
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
  • Poland


EPICE Cohort

All live and still births between 22+0 and 31+6 weeks in maternity units in 19 regions in 11 European countries during study period (April 2011-September 2012) .

Data Collection Event

Perinatal Assessment

Perinatal data were collected from obstetric and neonatal medical records using a pretested standardised questionnaire. Data were collected on maternal and infant health characteristics, maternal sociodemographic characteristics, pregnancy complications, maternal obstetric and medical history, details of pregnancy, interventions during pregnancy, labour and delivery, pregnancy outcomes, neonatal morbidity and medical treatment, congenital anomalies, and nutrition during the neonatal period (e.g. breastfeeding). Maternal and infant hospital admission history, and neonatal outcomes (death or discharge from the neonatal unit) were also recorded. Additionally, a survey of maternity and delivery units was carried out. Data were collected on the characteristics and practices of the maternity and neonatal units such as policies, protocols, unit activity levels, and decision making processes etc.