Table 4.

School Difficulties in ELBW and Control Teens

VariablesELBW
(n = 150)
Control
(n = 124)
OR
(95% CI)
Grade repetition (%)2565.5 (2.3–12.8)
Special education (%)49108.0 (4.1–15.4)
 Part-time (%)2810
 Full-time (%)220
*School difficulties (%)58139.0 (4.9–16.8)
 <750 g72
 750–1000 g532.3 (1.0–5.0)
Type of class (%)
 1 = regular class5794
 2 = regular and
  special assistance
93
 3 = regular and
  special program
173
 4 = special class,
  regular class
90
 5 = special school60
 6 = other20
Days absent/y (ill health) (%)
 <10 d9389
 11–20 d37
 >20 d34
  • * School difficulties indicate special education and/or grade repetition in the last 2 years.

  • P < .0001.