Moderately preterm children face more behavioral, emotional woes

12/8/2011 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Moderately preterm children showed a higher overall prevalence of behavioral and emotional problems compared with children born at term, a study found. In the study of 995 moderately preterm preschool children and 577 term-born children, boys had the highest prevalence rates of elevated externalizing problem scores, while girls scored highest in internalizing problems. The findings appear in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

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