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Table 1 Factors associated with active perinatal care according to perinatal care intensity level

From: Intensity of perinatal care, extreme prematurity and sensorimotor outcome at 2 years corrected age: evidence from the EPIPAGE-2 cohort study

Variable Low Medium High p value
  n % n % n %  
Antenatal steroids (N = 1042)
 No 166 50.3 146 40.4 92 26.2 < 0.001
 Yes 164 49.7 215 59.6 259 73.8  
In utero transfer (N = 1059)
 No 191 55.2 200 55.0 169 48.4 0.12
 Yes 155 44.8 164 45.0 180 51.6  
Tocolysis (N = 1057)
 No 191 55.0 152 42.1 122 35.0 < 0.001
 Yes 156 44.0 209 57.9 227 65.0  
MgSO4 usage (N = 1045)
 No 322 93.1 340 95.5 324 94.5 0.37
 Yes 24 6.9 16 4.5 19 5.5  
Mode of delivery (N = 946)
 Caesarean 91 31.7 124 37.9 125 37.6 0.20
 Vaginal 196 68.3 203 62.1 207 62.4  
Baby resuscitated (N = 803)
 No 74 31.2 37 14.1 32 10.6 < 0.001
 Yes 163 68.8 226 85.9 271 89.4