Table 3

A comparison of suboptimal function in the HUI3 attributes at age 11 years for children born <26 weeks of gestation in England

HUI3 attributesEPICure 1995EPICure2 20062006 vs 1995
% (n/N)% (n/N)P value*
EP children
 Vision32.0 (48/150)38.5 (35/91)0.306
 Hearing7.5 (11/147)12.9 (12/93)0.165
 Speech21.5 (32/149)38.7 (36/93)0.004
 Ambulation10.1 (15/149)15.2 (14/92)0.233
 Dexterity11.4 (17/149)22.6 (21/93)0.020
 Emotion19.2 (29/151)22.6 (21/93)0.526
 Cognition53.0 (79/149)61.5 (56/91)0.197
 Pain22.8 (34/149)28.0 (26/93)0.368
EP children after removing those with severe impairment
 Vision28.7 (37/129)33.8 (23/68)0.456
 Hearing7.1 (9/127)10.1 (7/69)0.455
 Speech15.5 (20/129)21.7 (15/69)0.273
 Ambulation3.1 (4/128)8.7 (6/69)0.089
 Dexterity5.5 (7/128)14.5 (10/69)0.031
 Emotion17.7 (23/130)23.2 (16/69)0.353
 Cognition48.4 (62/128)50.7 (34/67)0.759
 Pain19.2 (25/130)24.6 (17/69)0.374
  • *P values from the Χ2 test.

  • EP, extremely preterm; HUI, Health Utilities Index.