Pattern of physical and neurologic development in preterm children

Brenda H. Morris, Karen E. Smith, Paul R. Swank, Susan E. Denson, Susan H. Landry

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the influence of medical complications, gestational age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status on the changes in anthropometric measures and severity of neurologic impairment from 6 to 54 months of age in premature and term infants. Study Design: This study was a prospective longitudinal study to determine predictors of patterns of growth and neurologic outcome in low-risk (n = 137) and high-risk (n = 96) preterm infants compared to full-term infants (n = 136). Growth modeling analyses were used to evaluate factors that might influence patterns of physical growth and changes in neurologic status. Results: Medical risk level was a predictor of height and head circumference at 30 months and neurologic outcome. Gender was a predictor of weight gain. Medical risk level and gender predicted 13.8% and 32% of the variance in head circumference and neurologic scores, respectively. Conclusion: Medical complications after birth and gender are stronger influences than gestational age on patterns of growth and neurologic outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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Nervous System
Growth
Premature Infants
Gestational Age
Head
Social Class
Weight Gain
Longitudinal Studies
Parturition
Prospective Studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Morris, B. H., Smith, K. E., Swank, P. R., Denson, S. E., & Landry, S. H. (2002). Pattern of physical and neurologic development in preterm children. Journal of Perinatology, 22(1), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj/jp/7210590

Pattern of physical and neurologic development in preterm children. / Morris, Brenda H.; Smith, Karen E.; Swank, Paul R.; Denson, Susan E.; Landry, Susan H.

In: Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2002, p. 31-36.

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Morris, BH, Smith, KE, Swank, PR, Denson, SE & Landry, SH 2002, 'Pattern of physical and neurologic development in preterm children', Journal of Perinatology, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj/jp/7210590
Morris, Brenda H. ; Smith, Karen E. ; Swank, Paul R. ; Denson, Susan E. ; Landry, Susan H. / Pattern of physical and neurologic development in preterm children. In: Journal of Perinatology. 2002 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 31-36.
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