Table 5

Some medical diagnoses given to 260 VLBW boys showing observed numbers and expected numbers from all boys and odds ratios (OR) stratified for year of birth, maternal age and parity, and maternal education

ICD codeDiagnosisNumbers
ObservedExpectedOR (95% CI)
342–344 Cerebral palsy 180.355.4 (40.8–75.2)
317–319 Mental retardation 42.01.7 (0.5–5.1)
345 Epilepsy41.52.6 (0.7–6.8)
493Asthma1615.51.1 (0.6–1.8)
724+737 Spine/back problems2321.41.1 (0.7–1.7)
346+484.0 Headache, migraine 1211.61.1 (0.6–1.9)