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J Pediatr. 2003 Aug;143(2):186-91.

Excess mortality and morbidity among small-for-gestational-age premature infants: a population-based study.

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Neonatal Department Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel. regevdr@netvision.net.il

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

We examined the effect of intrauterine growth restriction on mortality and morbidity in the Israel cohort of very low birth weight premature infants.

METHODS:

The study population included 2764 singleton very low birth weight infants without congenital malformations born from 24 to 31 weeks of gestation during 1995 to 1999. Four hundred six (15%) were born small for gestational age (SGA). The effect of SGA on death, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and retinopathy of prematurity was assessed using multiple logistic regression analysis.

RESULTS:

After adjustment for perinatal risk factors, SGA infants had a 4.52-fold risk for death (95% CI, 3.24-6.33), a 3.42-fold risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (95% CI, 2.29-5.13), and a 2.06-fold risk for grade 3 to 4 retinopathy of prematurity (95% CI, 1.15-3.66).

CONCLUSIONS:

SGA premature infants had an increased risk for death, and major morbidity among survivors was increased.

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PMID:
12970630
DOI:
10.1067/S0022-3476(03)00181-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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