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Comment & Response
August 2017

Consistent Terminology Needed for Estimation of Outcomes of Prematurity—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Neonatal Services, Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 4Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 5School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(8):810-811. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1388

In Reply Thank you for the opportunity to respond to Chabra’s letter. In regard to the query about the definition of moderate and late preterm used for our study, “32-36 weeks’ completed gestation” refers to the same gestational age cutoffs that Chabra has quoted from the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health, ie, 32 weeks and 0 days, to 36 weeks and 6 days, not including those born 37 weeks’ completed gestation, ie, 37 weeks and 0 days.