Methods and measurement : children who are born just a few weeks premature are more likely to have poorer school performance than those born at full term
Quigley, Maria A., Poulsen, Gry, Boyle, Elaine M., Wolke, Dieter, Field, David J. (David John), Alfirevic, Zarko and Kurinczuk, Jennifer J. (2011) Methods and measurement : children who are born just a few weeks premature are more likely to have poorer school performance than those born at full term. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Vol.65 (Suppl. 2). A28-A29. ISSN 0143-005XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.143586.63
While it is well known that extreme prematurity is associated with poorer health and cognitive development, less is known about the effect of being born just a few weeks premature. We compared school performance at age 5 years in children born at full term (39–41 weeks gestation) with those born at varying levels of prematurity, from ‘early term’ (gestational age 37–38 weeks), ‘late preterm’ (gestational age 34–36 weeks) to ‘moderately/very preterm’ (gestational age <34 weeks). [...]
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Premature infants -- Development -- Longtitudinal studies, Academic achievement -- Longitudinal studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health|
|Official Date:||September 2011|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Abstract of a presentation given at 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the the Society for Social Medicine, 14th – 16th September 2011, University of Warwick.
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