Development and behaviour of low-birthweight term infants at 8 years in Brazil

AM Emond, PIC Lira, MC Lima, S Grantham-McGregor, A Ashworth

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Abstract

Abstract Aim: To investigate the development and behaviour of low-birthweight (LBW) term infants compared with matched term infants of appropriate birthweight ABW). Methods: Two parallel cohorts of LBW infants (1500/2499 g) and ABW controls (3000/3499 g) were enrolled at birth in northeast Brazil. At 8 y, 164 children were assessed using clinical and psychological tests. Results: The LBW group had lower IQ scores than ABW children on the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children;differences were larger on the performance (5 points, p
Translated title of the contributionDevelopment and behaviour of low-birthweight term infants at 8 years in Brazil
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249 - 1257
Number of pages8
JournalActa Paediatrica
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

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