Summary Data from 7‐year‐old children (n=5363) enrolled prena‐tally during the 1960s in the Boston sector of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project (NCPP) have been used to study the associations of abnormal neurological findings at 7 years of age with gestational age, intrauterine growth‐retardation (IUGR) and hypoxia‐related perinatal stress. Among infants without perinatal stress, pre‐term infants were at higher risk of abnormal neurological findings at 7 years than were term and post‐term infants. IUGR infants, in the absence of stress, were not at any increased risk relative to non‐IUGR infants. The odds ratio associated with perinatal stress increased with gestational age and was greater in the IUGR than in the non‐IUGR infants.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology|
|State||Published - Jul 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health