This population-based, retrospective cohort study of very low birth weight infants was undertaken to 1) identify factors associated with nonattendance for follow-up, 2) estimate the prevalence of cerebral palsy at age >=18 months, and 3) model the prognostic association between prenatal and perinatal risk markers and cerebral palsy.
The sample included 496 surviving very low birth weight infants born in 32 hospitals in Southwest Ontario between January 1982 and December 1986.
Multivariate analyses were performed using the proportional odds regression model.
Loss to follow-up was more likely among those with mothers <20 years of age, those with unmarried mothers, and those not born in a tertiary center.
Loss to follow-up was less likely for those with neonatal anemia and those of lower birth weight.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmité motrice cérébrale, Epidémiologie, Nourrisson, Homme, Poids naissance très faible, Facteur risque, Etude cohorte, Rétrospective, Développement postnatal, Surveillance, Ontario, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prématuré, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Gestation pathologie, Nouveau né pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cerebral palsy, Epidemiology, Infant, Human, Very low birthweight, Risk factor, Cohort study, Retrospective, Postnatal development, Surveillance, Ontario, Canada, North America, America, Premature, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Pregnancy disorders, Newborn diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0088108
Code Inist : 002B17A03. Création : 199406.