TABLE 1

Maternal and Infant Characteristics

CharacteristicValuea
Male gender15 (41.7)
Gestational age, wk27 ± 2
Birth weight, g896 ± 195
Maternal age, y30.8 ± 7
Gravida 112 (42.9)
Race
 African American6 (21.4)
 Hispanic4 (14.2)
 White18 (64.3)
Mother’s education
 <High school4 (14.3)
 High school/partial college13 (46.4)
 College/graduate10 (35.7)
 Unknown1 (3.6)
Family history of language delay7 (19.4)
SNAPPE-II score, day 127.5 ± 17
SNAPPE-II score, day 320.7 ± 17
IVH (grade III or IV) or PVL2 (5.6)
ROP (any)12 (33)
Chronic lung disease (36 wk)10 (27.8)
Hearing failed unilateral at discharge4 (11.1)
Hearing failed bilateral at discharge0 (0)
  • Data are presented as n (%) or mean ± SD. IVH, intraventricular hemorrhage; PVL, periventricular leukomalacia; ROP, retinopathy of prematurity; SNAPPE-II, Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology–Perinatal Extension II.

  • a Includes values for 36 infants, 28 mothers.