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OBJECTIVES To examine very preterm (gestational age at birth <32 weeks) and/or very low birth weight (birth weight <1500 g: VP/VLBW) adults' personality and risk taking when compared with term controls. To investigate whether differences between VP/VLBW adults and controls remain after taking their general cognitive abilities into account. DESIGN The(More)
AIM To determine if adolescents who are born very preterm (<32 wks; of gestation) and/or with very low birthweight (VLBW; <1500 g) have a higher risk of experiencing clinically significant anxiety problems. METHOD We used a systematic review and meta-analysis. We searched the databases ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed, PsycNET, Educational Resources(More)
The aim of the study was to examine whether school performance was reduced in children with very-low birthweight beyond what could be explained by the deficit in intelligence-score at 4 years of age. Participants (n=333) examined at 4 years of age included three subgroups on the basis of birthweight: very-low birthweight (VLBW < 1501 g; n=102), low(More)
INTRODUCTION Preterm birth is associated with increased risk of asthma-like symptoms and purchase of prescription asthma medication in childhood. We investigated whether this association persists into adulthood and whether it is affected by accounting for neonatal respiratory morbidity (acute respiratory disease and bronchopulmonary dysplasia). METHODS A(More)
AIM To describe the socio economic achievement of individuals born very preterm (VPT) at the age of 27 to 29 years. METHOD Demographic and social data were extracted from national registers for all individuals born between 1974 and 1976 in Denmark (n=208 656). Of these, 203 283 individuals were alive in 2006. We compared VPT individuals (gestational age(More)
A national cohort of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) and/or extremely preterm (EPT) children and a term control group was followed up at the age of 5 years. The primary objective was to investigate whether premature birth had a global impact on cognitive functions or affected specific functions only. Assessment tools were Wechsler Preschool and Primary(More)
A cohort of extremely prematurely born children and matched term controls was assessed at 5 years of age. The parents completed a questionnaire on their behavioral and social development. The purpose was to illuminate whether the children's general intellectual ability and parental sensitivity were associated with behavioral and social development. The(More)
To investigate whether the decrease in mean birthweight of the smallest infants surviving with a very low birthweight (VLBW) in the past two decades is associated with an increase in intellectual deficit rates, we compared the results obtained in two different follow-up studies: one included a cohort of children of VLBW (<1500g; n=102, 52% male) born in the(More)
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