Cognitive, emotional problems seen in children born early

08/3/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers in the Netherlands said children born moderately preterm, between 32 and 36 or 37 weeks, often have some cognitive and emotional regulation problems later on. About 7.7% of children, when assessed at around age 8, attended a special education school and 19% had been held back a grade. The preterm children's group also had IQs about 3 points below their full-term peers, the study in Pediatrics found.

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