Table 4

Teenagers’ health and activities reported by parents: based on child health questionnaire

Mainstream v control
All ELGA teenagers (n=174)ELGA teenagers in special schools (n=29)ELGA teenagers in mainstream schools (n=145)Control group (n=100)Difference in means (95% CI)p Value
Note: Responses to some questions were occasionally missing. Percentages are based on the number of valid responses.
Responses about limitations because of physical health missing for one parent in ELGA group and one in control group.
ELGA, Extremely low gestational age; CI, confidence interval.
Global health
    Mean (SD) 82.8 (20.4)71.6 (24.7) 85.1 (18.7)89.4 (13.0)−4.3 (−8.3 to −0.3) 0.035
Physical functioning
    Mean (SD) 83.7 (30.3)51.4 (38.1) 90.0 (24.2)99.0 (4.8)−9.0 (−13.1 to −4.9)<0.001
Limited in kind of school work or activities with friends No (%)
    A lot 17 (10) 9 (33) 8 (6) 0 (0) 0.014
    Quite a bit 12 (7) 4 (15) 8 (6) 1 (1)
    Slightly 8 (5) 5 (19) 3 (2) 4 (4)
    Not at all134 (78) 9 (33)125 (87)94 (95)
Limited in amount of time spent on school work or activities with friends No (%)
    A lot 14 (8) 7 (27) 7 (5) 0 0.009
    Quite a bit 8 (5) 2 (8) 6 (4) 0
    Slightly 9 (5) 7 (27) 2 (1) 4 (4)
    Not at all139 (82)10 (38)129 (90)95 (96)
Limitations because of physical health
    Mean (SD) 85.1 (31.5)53.7 (41.2) 91.0 (25.5)98.3 (6.9)−7.3 (−11.7 to −2.9) 0.001