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Table 2 Description of Deceased Infants and Children

From: Comparison of mothers and grandmothers physical and mental health and functioning within 6 months after child NICU/PICU death

  NICU (n = 19) PICU (n = 13)
Age group [n (%)]
 Infants 18 (95%) 4 (31%)
 Preschool 1 (5%) 8 (61%)
 School age 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
Sex [n (%)]
 Female 6 (32%) 5 (38%)
 Male 13 (68%) 8 (62%)
Mode of death [n (%)]
 Life support withdrawn 4 (21%) 5 (38%)
 Treatment limited 7 (37%) 4 (31%)
 Brain death 0 (0%) 3 (23%)
 Failed CPR 8 (42%) 1 (8%)
Cause of Death [n (%)]
 Prematurity 7 (37%) 0 (0%)
 Congenital anomalies/Genetic disorders 6 (32%) 4 (31%)
 Respiratory condition 4 (21%) 0 (0%)
 Infection 2 (10%) 2 (15%)
 Neurologic condition 0 (0%) 3 (23%)
 Accidents 0 (0%) 2 (15%)
 Cancer 0 (0%) 1 (8%)
 Surgical complications 0 (0%) 1 (8%)