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Table 2 Factors which might influence HCP to be more likely (positive influence) or less likely (negative influence) to consider intensive care to be appropriate

From: Negativity about the outcomes of extreme prematurity a persistent problem - a survey of health care professionals across the North Queensland region

 Negative influenceNeutralPositive influence
Parents request intensive care, clinician feels it is not in babys best interest
n = 97
21 (21.6%)9 (9.3%)67 (69.1%)
Clinician promotes intensive care where parent does not wish provision of NICU
n = 96
36 (37.5%)21 (21.9%)39 (40.6%)
Low socio-economic family
n = 97
4 (4.1%)87 (89.7%)6 (6.2%)
Mother under 20 years of age
n = 97
2 (2.1%)89 (91.8%)6 (6.2%)
Mother over 40 years of age
n = 97
1 (1.0%)85 (87.6%)11 (11.3%)
Children in state care
n = 97
15 (15.5%)76 (78.4%)6 (6.2%)
Known surgical anomaly usually provided care at term
n = 97
58 (59.8%)30 (30.9%)9 (9.3%)
Known trisomy 21
n = 97
54 (55.7%)35 (36.1%)7 (7.2%)
Previous pregnancy loss
n = 97
1 (1.0%)63 (64.9%)33 (34.0%)
No live children
n = 97
2 (2.1%)61 (62.9%)34 (35.1%)