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Tables for predicting survival for preterm births are updated

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:872
  1. Elizabeth S Draper, senior research fellow in perinatal epidemiology (,
  2. Bradley Manktelow, medical statistician,
  3. David J Field, professor of neonatal medicine,
  4. David James, professor of fetomaternal medicine
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 6TP
  2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen's Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR—In 1999 we described mortality patterns among preterm neonates born to mothers resident in the former Trent health region.1 The published predicted survival charts specific for birth weight and gestational age used data on all European and Asian live …

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