TABLE 1

Comparison of Demographic Factors Between Groups at Current Sweep (Age 29–36)

CharacteristicNBWELBWELBW and SGAELBW and Steroids
Number of subjects9084a26b24
Gender (male), no. (%)36 (40)31 (37)6 (23)9 (38)
Birth wt, mean (SD), g3411 (473)829 (132)***823 (133)***825 (119)***
Gestational age, mean (SD), wk4027.05 (2.29)***29.58 (1.75)***27.42 (2.17)***
Age, mean (SD), y32.46 (1.34)32.02 (1.60)31.98 (1.53)31.21 (1.17)***
Education, mean (SD), y16.63 (3.21)16.24 (2.78)16.29 (3.18)16.88 (3.03)
Median total household income$81 104$55 000***$60 652$54 090***
Nonpsychiatric health problems, no.
 046371011
 1252585
 2+141978
Married or common-law, no. (%)52 (58)34 (40)***12 (46)9 (38)
Neurosensory impairment, no. (%)1 (1)23 (27)***4 (15)***5 (21)***
  • a 4 ELBW survivors received postnatal steroids.

  • b 10 ELBW and SGA survivors also received ACS.

  • *** P < .05 compared with NBW control participants.