Biological and Social Influences on Outcomes of Extreme-Preterm/Low-Birth Weight Adolescents

  title={Biological and Social Influences on Outcomes of Extreme-Preterm/Low-Birth Weight Adolescents},
  author={Lex William Doyle and Jeanie Ling Yoong Cheong and Alice C. Burnett and Gehan Roberts and Katherine J. Lee and Peter J. Anderson},
  pages={e1513 - e1520}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The importance of biological versus social influences on long-term outcomes of extremely preterm children is debatable. The goal of this study was to determine the relative contributions of biological and social exposures to outcomes into adolescence in extremely preterm survivors, hypothesizing that biological exposures would be more important early, but social exposures would dominate later. METHODS: The study included 298 consecutive survivors born at <28 weeks… 

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