Table 4.

Other Cognitive Outcomes and Exposure to Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy

Antenatal CS
n = 69
No Antenatal CS
n = 61
WISC-III subscales
 Information8.9 (3.1)8.3 (2.9) .6 (−.8, 2.0)*
 Similarities9.6 (3.5)9.0 (3.4) .6 (−1.0, 2.2)*
 Arithmetic9.0 (3.3)8.4 (3.4) .5 (−1.0, 2.1)*
 Vocabulary9.4 (3.4)8.5 (3.2) .9 (−.6, 2.4)*
 Comprehension9.6 (3.3)8.6 (3.4) .9 (−.6, 2.5)*
 Digit span10.4 (3.7)9.2 (3.4)1.1 (−.5, 2.8)*
 Picture completion10.4 (2.8)9.8 (3.2) .5 (−.9, 1.9)*
 Coding10.0 (3.6)8.0 (3.5)2.0 (.4, 3.7)*
 Picture arrangement9.5 (3.4)8.5 (3.4)1.0 (−.5, 2.6)*
 Block design10.5 (4.2)9.6 (4.4)1.0 (−1.0, 3.0)*
 Object design9.6 (3.1)9.1 (3.6) .6 (−1.0, 2.1)*
 Symbol search12.2 (4.0)10.6 (4.0)1.6 (−.6, 3.7)*
Bead Memory Test95.8 (17.6)93.2 (18.9)2.6 (−4.4, 9.7)
Complex Figure of Rey34.0 (30.0, 35.0) 33.0 (31.8, 35.2)
WRAT
 Reading standard score98.4 (14.6)94.4 (14.3)4.0 (−1.3, 9.4)
 Spelling standard score95.4 (16.5)92.2 (16.2)3.3 (−2.7, 9.3)
 Arithmetic standard score90.4 (13.6)87.1 (14.0)3.3 (−1.8, 8.3)
  • CS indicates corticosteroids.

    Data are mean (SD), unless otherwise indicated.

  • * Mean difference and 99% CI.

  • Mean difference and 95% CI.

  • Median and interquartile range.