Delay in motor development of twins in Africa: a prospective cohort study.

  title={Delay in motor development of twins in Africa: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Tessa Goetghebuer and Martin O C Ota and Bunja Kebbeh and Malick John and Dolly J. Jackson-Sillah and J. Vekemans and Arnaud Marchant and Melanie J. Newport and Helen A Weiss},
  journal={Twin research : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  volume={6 4},
Twins are prone to developmental delay due to prematurity and low birthweight. However it is unknown if twinning is an independent risk factor for developmental delay. The objective of this study was to compare the attainment of a set of gross motor milestones in a cohort of twins and singletons in The Gambia. Eighty-four pairs of twins and 72 singletons were enrolled at birth and followed up until 18 months of age. The mean age at achieving milestones was higher in twins for each development… CONTINUE READING

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