TABLE 7

Comparison of Mean IQ and Achievement Scores for Children With SSC by Suture

Neurodevelopmental TestComparison and Mean Difference
Metopic Versus SagittalUnicoronal Versus SagittalLambdoid Versus SagittalP for Differences Across All Groups
Difference (95% CI)aPDifference (95% CI)aPDifference (95% CI)aP
Full-Scale IQ−3.2 (−7.9 to 1.6).19−7.3 (−12.7 to −1.9).009−4.7 (−14.4 to 5.0).34.05
Math computation−1.8 (−6.3 to 2.7).44−6.9 (−11.7 to −2.1).006−6.6 (−15.1 to 1.9).13.04
Reading composite−3.0 (−8.4 to 2.4).27−11.7 (−16.8 to, −6.7)<.001−14.8 (−25.8 to −3.7).009<.001
Spelling−2.9 (−7.9 to 2.2).26−10.1 (−15.4 to −4.8)<.001−10.8 (−22.2 to 0.6).06.002
Total word reading efficiency−2.7 (−7.9 to 2.4).30−10.0 (−15.2 to −4.7)<.001−10.5 (−23.1 to 2.0).10.002
Phonological awareness−1.5 (−7.0 to 4.0).59−4.7 (−9.9 to 0.6).08−11.6 (−21.2 to −1.9).02.07
Rapid naming1.0 (−3.5 to 5.5).65−1.5 (−6.2 to 3.1).511.4 (−10.2 to 12.9).82.82
  • a Adjusted for age (continuous), gender, SES (continuous), and maternal IQ (continuous).