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EPICure 2
Start Year
Follow Up Is Ongoing
Year of Most Recent Data Collection
New Data Collection planned?


Access to external researchers or third parties neither provided nor foreseen.

Study Design

Study design
Number of Data Collection Events
Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births)

Marker Paper

Costeloe KL, Hennessy EM, Haider S, Stacey F, Marlow N, Draper ES. Short term outcomes after extreme preterm birth in England: comparison of two birth cohorts in 1995 and 2006 (the EPICure studies). BMJ. 2012;345:e7976.
3 year follow up:
Moore T, Hennessy EM, Myles J, Johnson SJ, Draper ES, Costeloe KL, Marlow N. Neurological and developmental outcome in extremely preterm children born in England in 1995 and 2006: the EPICure studies. BMJ. 2012;345:e7961.

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EPICure 2 Cohort

Selection Criteria
  • United Kingdom
Geographical Area
All of England
VPT/VLBW Group Inclusion Criteria
All births in England between 22 and 26 completed weeks of gestation.
Control Group Inclusion Criteria
Controls were recruited at the 11 year follow-up by identifying classmates of index children in mainstream school who were born at term (37+0 or more weeks of gestation).
VPT/VLBW Group Exclusion Criteria
Control Group Exclusion Criteria
Birth before 37 weeks of gestation.
Supplementary Information
Control group included at 11 year follow up.
Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 Perinatal Assessment 2006 2006
1 3 Year Follow Up 2008 2010
2 11 Year Follow Up 2017 2018