Development and behaviour of low-birthweight term infants at 8 years in northeast Brazil: a longitudinal study.

@article{Emond2006DevelopmentAB,
  title={Development and behaviour of low-birthweight term infants at 8 years in northeast Brazil: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Alan Martin Emond and Pedro I C Lira and Mar{\'i}lia de Carvalho Lima and S Grantham-mcgregor and Ann Ashworth},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2006},
  volume={95 10},
  pages={1249-57}
}
AIM To investigate the development and behaviour of low-birthweight (LBW) term infants compared with matched term infants of appropriate birthweight (ABW). METHODS Two parallel cohorts of LBW infants (1500-2499 g) and ABW controls (3000-3499 g) were enrolled at birth in northeast Brazil. At 8 y, 164 children were assessed using clinical and psychological tests. RESULTS The LBW group had lower IQ scores than ABW children on the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children; differences were… CONTINUE READING

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