Behavioural skills in 7 year old children born post-term

Annette Wind Olesen, Jørn Olsen, Jin Liang Zhu

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Abstract

Abstract
Objective: To study behavioural skills at the age of seven in a Danish population of children born post-term.
Design: Cohort study.
Setting: The Danish National Birth Cohort; children born from 1997 to 2003.
Population: Data was obtained from a cohort of about 100,000 women and their children. All singletons born in gestational week 39-45 were identified, and then restricted to children whose mothers filled out a Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (STQ) when they were seven years of age. The study population constituted 33842 singletons (21249 born at term and 12593 born post-term). Methods: Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios of abnormal SDQ scores adjusted for confounding factors.
Main outcome measures: Abnormal SDQ scores.
Results: There was no overall difference between abnormal SDQ scores for post-term born children compared to children born at term.
Conclusions: We found no overall indication of more behavioural problems in children (girls or boys) born post-term.
Keywords: STQ, gestational age, post-term, long-term outcome, Danish National Birth Cohort
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventNFOG: Nordic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 10. Jun 201412. Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceNFOG: Nordic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period10/06/201412/06/2014

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