The male disadvantage in very low birthweight infants: Does it really exist?


In a nationwide collaborative study in the Netherlands, perinatal and follow up data were collected on 1338 liveborn very preterm (<32 weeks) and/or very low birth-weight (VLBW) infants (<1500g). In this group, the mortality risk was similar for both male and female infants. The handicap risk, however, was significantly greater for boys than for girls. This… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01958281

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