Table 5

Neurosensory impairments at ages 2, 5, 8, and 14 years in extremely low birthweight (ELBW) children assessed at all ages (n=73)

2 5 8 14
Cerebral palsy10  (14%)6  (8%)6  (8%)6  (8%)
 Severe2222
 Moderate2021
 Mild6423
Blindness5 (7%)5 (7%)5 (7%)5 (7%)
Deafness4 (5%)4 (5%)4 (5%)4 (5%)
DQ/IQ ⩾−1 SD31 (42%)42 (57%)39 (53%)43 (59%)
 −2 SD to <−1 SD24 (33%)19 (26%)22 (30%)17 (23%)
 −3 SD to <−2 SD6 (8%)3 (4%)5 (7%)7 (10%)
 <−3 SD7 (10%)7 (10%)7 (10%)6 (8%)
Not tested5 (7%)5-150 2 (3%)5-151 00
  • 5-150 Two blind, one deaf, two had alternative psychological tests.

  • 5-151 One blind, one too uncooperative to test.

  • DQ, Developmental quotient; IQ, intelligence quotient.