Racial disparities in calculated risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a dataset

Published: 19 March 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/v58vmxznk3.1
Zachary Vesoulis,


Output from the NICHD BPD Outcomes calculator (https://neonatal.rti.org/index.cfm) for 109 synthetic patients, systematic varied by birth weight, sex, race, ventilator mode, and FiO2. Calculator output reveals significant disparity in prediction of BPD risk for black infants, driven primarily by competing outcome of death. Consensus guidelines for the use of postnatal steroids may inadvertently under prescribe steroid treatment for this high-risk population. In this dataset, columns 2-8 encompass clinical and demographic factors while columns 9-14 provide the calculated risk of death, severe BPD, moderate BPD, mild BPD, no BPD, and combined risk of moderate/severe BPD.



Washington University in Saint Louis


Neonatology, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Prematurity Risk Assessment