TABLE 1

Characteristics of Study Infants (N = 36)

Male, n (%)15 (42)
Average gestational age, wk27 ± 2
Average birth weight, g896 ± 195
Maternal age, y30.8 ± 7
Gravida 1, %44
Race, %
    Black16.7
    Hispanic13.9
    White69.4
Mother's education, %
    <High school11.1
    High school/partial college41.7
    College/graduate44.4
    Unknown2.8
Father's education, %
    <High school16.7
    High school/partial college50
    College/graduate22.2
    Unknown11.1
Family history of language delay, n (%)7 (19.4)
SNAPPE-II score, day 127.5 ± 17
SNAPPE-II score, day 320.7 ± 17
IVH grade III or IV, or PVL, n (%)2 (5.6)
Chronic lung disease (36 wk), n (%)10 (27.8)
Hearing failed unilateral at discharge, n (%)4 (11.1)
Hearing failed bilateral at discharge, n (%)0 (0)
  • IVH indicates intraventricular hemorrhage; PVL, periventricular leukomalacia.