Collected Dataset / EPICure 2 Perinatal Dataset

EPICure 2 Perinatal Dataset

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Associated study

Acronym EPICure 2
Name EPICure 2
Study design Cohort
Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births) 3133
  • United Kingdom


EPICure 2 Cohort

Population based cohort, following up all births between 22 and 26 weeks of gestation in maternity units in England to mothers who were usually resident in England.

Data Collection Event

Perinatal Assessment

Data were collected on maternal socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, maternal health and obstetric history, pregnancy course, pregnancy complications, use of antenatal steroids, tocolysis, labour, delivery, infant condition at birth, respiratory support, neonatal morbidity, congenital anomalies, selected neonatal procedures and medical treatments, neonatal nutrition, decisions to withdraw or withhold treatment, neonatal outcomes such as survival, timing of death or discharge from neonatal unit.

In addition a Unit profile study was undertaken to collect data about unit activity, staffing and policies within neonatal units in 2005. Data on policies in associated maternity units was also collected.