A changing pattern of cerebral palsy. Declining trend for incidence of cerebral palsy in the 20-year period 1970-89.

@article{Meberg1995ACP,
  title={A changing pattern of cerebral palsy. Declining trend for incidence of cerebral palsy in the 20-year period 1970-89.},
  author={Alf E Meberg and Harald Broch},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={395-402}
}
In a population-based study cerebral palsy (CP) was diagnosed in 110 cases (2.4 per 1000) among children live born with birth weight > or = 500 g (n = 45,976) during the 20-year-period 1970-89 (CP cases with a postneonatal etiology excluded). The CP-incidence showed a linear trend of decline from 2.8 per 1,000 in the first 5-year-cohort born 1970-74, to 2.0 per 1,000 in children born 1985-89 (p = 0.17). Birth weight specific CP-incidence showed a trend of decline in very low birth weight… CONTINUE READING