- This is really just for me to plunk down somewhere so I can find it easily. I always have to search for it.
There are more detailed charts out there, but this one was as basic as I needed.
Advances in medical care have made it possible for many premature infants to survive and develop normally. However, whether or not a premature infant will survive is still intimately tied to his or her gestational age:
21 weeks or less: 0% survival rate
22 weeks: 0-10% survival rate
23 weeks: 10-35% survival rate
24 weeks: 40-70% survival rate
25 weeks: 50-80% survival rate
26 weeks: 80-90% survival rate
27 weeks: greater than 90% survival rate
(note: many charts simply list the first number. This one gives a better range.)