Table 3

Health status of children who were born extremely preterm assessed at 2 years corrected age; 1991–1993 compared with 2001–2003

1991–1993 (n=55)2001–2003 (n=100)
NormalAbnormalMissingNormalAbnormalMissing
n(%)n(%)n(%)n(%)n(%: 95% CI)n
Cerebral palsy41(74.5)9(16.4)5(9.1)72(72.0)28(28.0: 19.4 to 37.9)0
Developmental delay35(63.6)17(30.9)3(5.5)79(79.0)21(21.0: 13.4 to 30.3)0
Vision51(92.7)1(1.8)3(5.5)97(97.0)3(3.0: 0.6 to 8.6)0
Hearing46(83.6)5(9.1)4(7.3)93(93.0)7(7.0: 2.8 to 13.9)0
Epilepsy46(83.6)4(7.3)5(9.1)96(96.0)4(4.0: 1.1 to 10.0)0
Other serious and continuing conditions:
 Severe breathlessness34(61.8)18(32.7)3(5.5)92(92.0)8(8.0: 3.5 to 15.2)0
 Hydrocephalus47(85.5)3(5.5)5(9.1)97(97.0)3(3.0: 0.6 to 8.6)0
 Stoma46(83.6)7(12.7)2(3.6)96(96.0)4(4.0: 1.1 to 10.0)0
 Loss of limb52(94.5)0(0.0)3(5.5)99(99.0)1(1.0: 0.1 to 5.5)0