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Effect of severity of disability on survival in north east England cerebral palsy cohort
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    Re: Effect of severity of disability on survival in north east England cerebral palsy cohort
    • J L Hutton, Senior lecturer in medical statistcs, (JLH), Community Paediatrician, (AFC)
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      • A F Colver

    Dear Editor,

    We thank David Strauss for his interest in our work but he fails to substantiate his claims that there are 'substantial problems' with it.

    First, we wish to correct an error on page 470 (Arch. Dis. Child. 2000; 83: 470), column 2, line 11, `dying before' should read 'surviving until'.

    With regard to Strauss's remarks on LAS, both the abstract and the results section include th...

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    None declared.
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    Effect of severity of disability on survival in north east England cerebral palsy cohort
    Dear Editor,

    The recent study by Hutton, Colver, and Mackie[1] is in some respects a useful addition to our knowledge of survival in cerebral palsy. Unfortunately there some are substantial problems with the paper; we note three of them below.

    In Figure 1A it appears that in the most seriously affected group, LAS >70%, there is 100% survival to age 9. This scarcely seems plausible when, as the graph indicate...

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