To assess the relationship between birthweight and the child's development at 18 months of age, we sent a postal questionnaire to the parents of 861 singleton children, born in the framework of the Italian Study of Aspirin in Pregnancy, 18 months after delivery. A total of 623 (72.4%) were returned. There were 94 children weighing < 2500-1500 g at birth and 19 < 1500 g. Children with weight and height less than the 10th percentile at 18 months were significantly more frequent in the low birthweight group (p < 0.01). Motor problems were about six times more common in children with birthweight less than 2500 g than in those with birthweight > or = 2500 g (p < 0.001). A larger proportion of children with birthweight < 2500 g than > or = 2500 g had respiratory problems (15% vs 11%, p = ns). Finally admission to hospital was more common in children with birthweight less than 2500 g (p < 0.01). This study confirms the differences in growth and development for children in low and normal birthweight groups.

Follow-up dei bambini inclusi nello Studio Italiano sull'utilizzo di basse dosi di Aspirina in gravidanza: sviluppo a 18 mesi di vita e peso alla nascita / R. Bortolus, L. Chatenoud, S. Restelli, E. Di Cintio, F. Parazzini. - In: PEDIATRIA MEDICA E CHIRURGICA. - ISSN 0391-5387. - 20:6(1998), pp. 387-391.

Follow-up dei bambini inclusi nello Studio Italiano sull'utilizzo di basse dosi di Aspirina in gravidanza: sviluppo a 18 mesi di vita e peso alla nascita

Chatenoud L.;Parazzini F.
1998

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To assess the relationship between birthweight and the child's development at 18 months of age, we sent a postal questionnaire to the parents of 861 singleton children, born in the framework of the Italian Study of Aspirin in Pregnancy, 18 months after delivery. A total of 623 (72.4%) were returned. There were 94 children weighing < 2500-1500 g at birth and 19 < 1500 g. Children with weight and height less than the 10th percentile at 18 months were significantly more frequent in the low birthweight group (p < 0.01). Motor problems were about six times more common in children with birthweight less than 2500 g than in those with birthweight > or = 2500 g (p < 0.001). A larger proportion of children with birthweight < 2500 g than > or = 2500 g had respiratory problems (15% vs 11%, p = ns). Finally admission to hospital was more common in children with birthweight less than 2500 g (p < 0.01). This study confirms the differences in growth and development for children in low and normal birthweight groups.
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