Early term, preterm and post-term gestation births increase the risk of special educational needs during schooling
Wolke, Dieter. (2011) Early term, preterm and post-term gestation births increase the risk of special educational needs during schooling. Evidence - Based Mental Health, Vol.14 (No.1). ISSN 1468-960X
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ebmh.14.1.11
Question: Does preterm delivery at any time increase the risk
of later special educational needs (SENs)?
Population: 407 503 eligible school children younger than
19 years of age attending mainstream schools, special schools
and school classes and units within mainstream schools in
Scotland. Children who could not be linked to their obstetric
data were excluded.
Setting: School children resident in 19 Local Authority areas
in Scotland; recruited from 2005 school census data.
Prognostic factors: Obstetric complications and course; individual
school census record was linked to mother’s data from
the Scottish Morbidity Record that collects information on all
women discharged from Scottish maternity hospitals including
maternal and infant characteristics, clinical management
and obstetric complications.
Outcomes: Incidence of SEN collated from information in the
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Premature infants, Learning -- Physiological aspects, Children with disabilities|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Evidence - Based Mental Health|
|Publisher:||B M J Group|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||NHS Health Scotland|
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