Follow-up dei bambini inclusi nello Studio Italiano sull'utilizzo di basse dosi di Aspirina in gravidanza: sviluppo a 18 mesi di vita e peso alla nascita.

Translated title of the contribution: Follow-up of children included in the Italian Study on the Use of Low-Dose Aspirin During Pregnancy: development at 18 months of life and birth weight

R. Bortolus, L. Chatenoud, S. Restelli, E. Di Cintio, F. Parazzini

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Abstract

To assess the relationship between birthweight and the child's development at 18 months of age, we sent a postal questionnaire to the parents of 861 singleton children, born in the framework of the Italian Study of Aspirin in Pregnancy, 18 months after delivery. A total of 623 (72.4%) were returned. There were 94 children weighing <2500-1500 g at birth and 19 <1500 g. Children with weight and height less than the 10th percentile at 18 months were significantly more frequent in the low birthweight group (p <0.01). Motor problems were about six times more common in children with birthweight less than 2500 g than in those with birthweight > or = 2500 g (p <0.001). A larger proportion of children with birthweight <2500 g than > or = 2500 g had respiratory problems (15% vs 11%, p = ns). Finally admission to hospital was more common in children with birthweight less than 2500 g (p <0.01). This study confirms the differences in growth and development for children in low and normal birthweight groups.

Translated title of the contributionFollow-up of children included in the Italian Study on the Use of Low-Dose Aspirin During Pregnancy: development at 18 months of life and birth weight
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume20
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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