Table 3

Functional impairment and need for special intervention of the babies assessed at 2 years’ corrected age in the two cohorts: before and after the change in nutritional guidelines

Before (n=45)After (n=42)p Value
Category 4 (normal development)35 (78%)34 (81%)0.8
Blindness or vision impairment4 (9%)2 (5%)0.7
Deafness or hearing impairment requiring hearing aids2 (5%)0 (0%)0.5
Any cerebral palsy2 (5%)1 (3%)0.6
Need for speech and language specialist intervention23 (52%)19 (46%)0.7
Need for dietitian intervention9 (20%)8 (19%)1.0
Need for neurodevelopment therapy24 (53%)16 (38%)0.2
Need for physiotherapy11 (24%)7 (17%)0.4
Early teacher intervention15 (33%)6 (14%)0.05
Need for occupation therapy6 (7%)4 (10%)0.7
  • Data are n (%).