TABLE 1.

Maternal Demographic Status and Infant Birth and Neonatal Data for Male and Female VLBW Participants

Males (N = 103)Females (N = 92)
Maternal factors
 Married*59 (57%)56 (61%)
 Education*
  <High school16 (16%)17 (19%)
  High school54 (52%)55 (60%)
  >High school33 (32%)20 (22%)
 Black race60 (58%)45 (49%)
 Preclampsia15 (15%)7 (8%)
Birth and neonatal data
 Birth weight (mean g ± SD)1192 ± 2131187 ± 215
 Gestational age (mean wk ± SD)29.6 ± 2.230.0 ± 2.3
 SGA19 (18%)20 (22%)
 Multiple birth18 (18%)20 (22%)
 Born at perinatal center56 (54%)37 (41%)
 Respiratory distress syndrome79 (77%)64 (70%)
  Endotracheal ventilation20 (19%)11 (12%)
 Sepsis14 (14%)10 (11%)
 Neonatal hospital stay (median, range)58 (12–365)55 (7–456)
Rehospitalization
 Before 8 mo§40 (39%)19 (21%)
 Between 8 and 20 mo§13 (13%)10 (11%)
  • * The maternal status at the child’s eighth year.

  • Less than −2 SD.26

  • § Age corrected for preterm birth.

  • P < .01.