Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Aug 26;18(17). Epub 2021 Aug 26.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan 71004, Taiwan.
The aim of this long-term longitudinal study in Taiwan was to estimate and compare the prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) and to identify the age of CP diagnosis of term-born and preterm children with different birthweights. Records of 1494 extremely low birth weight (ELBW, <1000 g), 3961 very low birth weight (VLBW, 1000-1499 g), 19,612 low birth weight (LBW, 1500-2499 g) preterm, and 100,268 matched term-born children were retrieved from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. According to a 12-year retrospective data review, the results showed the highest prevalence of CP in preterm ELBW children (147. Read More