PEP - Project Extreme Prematurity
PEP is a national, prospective, population based, observational study. We follow all children born in Norway in 1999-2000, with a gestational age lower than 28 weeks (extremely preterm) or a birth weight lower than 1000 gram (extremely low birth weight). All examinations rest on written informed consents from parents or guardians.
- Start Year
- Follow Up Is Ongoing
- Year of Most Recent Data Collection
- New Data Collection planned?
- Western Norway Health Authority
- Data (questionnaire-derived, measured...)
- Other access
- 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)
- Supplementary information about number of participants
636 children born 1999-2000 at GA < 28 weeks or BW 500-999 gram.
174 stillborn, two children (guardians) declined participation.
464 admitted to a NICU.
86 died in NICU.
376 discharged from the NICU.
Three died after discharge from the NICU.
Markestad T, Kaaresen PI, Ronnestad A, Reigstad H, Lossius K, Medbo S, Zanussi G, Engelund IE, Skjaerven R, Irgens LM. Early death, morbidity, and need of treatment among extremely premature infants. Pediatrics. 2005;115(5):1289-98
- Geographical Area
- All of Norway
- VPT/VLBW Group Inclusion Criteria
- Extremely preterm birth (gestational age <28 completed weeks of gestation or birthweight <1000 grams).
- Control Group Inclusion Criteria
- VPT/VLBW Group Exclusion Criteria
- Control Group Exclusion Criteria
- Supplementary Information
- Control group included in subcohort study at 11 year follow up.
Data Collection Events
||Perinatal data were collected by a local neonatologist investigator using standardised forms and were compared to the information submitted to the Medical Birth Register of Norway. Data were ...||1999||2000|
2 Year Follow Up
||At 2 years of age, participants were examined by a pediatrician at a local pediatric department and parents completed questionnaires. A clinical examination was performed including anthropometric ...||2001||2002|
5 Year Follow Up
||At 5 years of age, the participants were assessed by a pediatrician, psychologist and physiotherapist at a local pediatric department and parents completed questionnaires.
11 Year Follow Up
||At 11 years of age, the parents and teachers completed questionnaires about the participant.
Parents completed questionnaires similar to those at 5 years on hospital admissions, ...
11 Year Follow Up (Subcohort)
||At 11 years of age, participants in Western Norway (approximately 20% of the cohort) took part in an additional subcohort study together with matched controls.
Participants underwent a ...