Long-term medical and social consequences of preterm birth.

  title={Long-term medical and social consequences of preterm birth.},
  author={Dag Moster and Rolv Terje Lie and Trond Markestad},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={359 3},
BACKGROUND Advances in perinatal care have increased the number of premature babies who survive. There are concerns, however, about the ability of these children to cope with the demands of adulthood. METHODS We linked compulsory national registries in Norway to identify children of different gestational-age categories who were born between 1967 and 1983 and to follow them through 2003 in order to document medical disabilities and outcomes reflecting social performance. RESULTS The study… 

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