TABLE 3

Number of Visits to Hospitals and Health Care Professionals During the Fifth Year of Life According to Morbidities and GA (weeks) in the Very Preterm Population and the Term Control Population

ParameterNo. of Visits (*days), mean (median)
No Morbidities (n = 400)≥1 Morbidity (n = 188)GATerm (n = 176)
23 (n = 5)24–25 (n = 57)26–27 (n = 73)28–29 (n = 149)30–31 (n = 231)≥32 (n = 73)
Emergency outpatient0.1 (0.0)0.2 (0.0)0.6 (0.0)0.2 (0.0)0.3 (0.0)0.1 (0.0)0.1 (0.0)0.20 (0.00)0.1 (0.0)
Nonemergency outpatient0.6 (0.0)3.1 (2.0)4.2 (6.0)3.0 (2.0)3.1 (2.0)1.5 (0.0)0.8 (0.0)0.50 (0.00)0.3 (0.0)
Hospitalizations, d0.2 (0.0)0.3 (0.0)3.0 (0.0)0.3 (0.0)0.4 (0.0)0.1 (0.0)0.2 (0.0)0.01 (0.00)0.1 (0.0)
Other physician visits (primary care and private)3.3 (2.0)4.4 (4.0)3.0 (3.0)4.0 (3.5)4.3 (4.0)3.9 (3.0)3.5 (3.0)3.00 (2.00)3.6 (2.0)
PT/OT1.1 (0.0)18.1 (0.0)9.8 (0.0)12.8 (0.5)16.2 (0.0)8.5 (0.0)3.5 (0.0)0.10 (0.00)0.7 (0.0)
Psychologist0.2 (0.0)0.5 (0.0)0.2 (0.0)0.3 (0.0)0.4 (0.0)0.4 (0.0)0.3 (0.0)0.10 (0.00)0.2 (0.0)
Nurse practitioner1.0 (1.0)1.0 (1.0)1.4 (1.0)1.0 (1.0)0.9 (1.0)0.9 (1.0)1.0 (1.0)1.40 (1.00)0.8 (1.0)
Speech therapist1.7 (0.0)3.0 (0.0)27.2 (5.0)3.5 (0.0)3.0 (0.0)2.1 (0.0)1.2 (0.0)0.90 (0.00)1.6 (0.0)