Socioeconomics influence school readiness for preemies

07/20/2009 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in Pediatrics found socioeconomic status is the most important predictor of a premature infant's readiness to begin school at age 5 or 6. The researchers said study data suggest interventions aimed at neonatal morbidities are likely to be less effective at improving school readiness in a low socioeconomic community.

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