Table 3.

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

Exposed
(n = 98)
Mean (SD)
Unexposed
(n = 101)
Mean (SD)
P
Value
Age adjusted for
 prematurity (mo)
24.4  (0.4)24.3 (0.5)NS
Fine motor
 Hand use84.9  (8.0)88.9 (8.7).001
 Eye-hand coordination76.9  (11.7)81.5 (9.8).01
 Manual dexterity85.9  (7.5)87.5 (7.9)NS
 Total DMQa 79.9  (7.9)84.7 (10.5).001
Gross motor
 Balance85.5  (13.4)90.6 (12.5).01
 Nonlocomotor89.5  (13.8)88.4 (16.2)NS
 Locomotor90.9  (11.4)92.1 (11.1)NS
 Receipt and propulsion* 93.8  (10.7)98.3 (6.3).001
 Total DMQa 89.7  (11.0)93.1 (8.9).05
  • * Separate rather than pooled variance used.